Beatrice Borromeo wows in wedding dress: pictures from bridal catwalk show emerge

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What Beatrice Borromeo will wear when she walks down the aisle and says "I do" to her fiancé Pierre Casiraghi has been kept a tightly guarded secret. Beatrice has not disclosed which high-end designer she has chosen, but what is certain is that the fair-haired beauty will stun on her wedding day.

Royal watchers can be assured of this, not only because Beatrice – who is a member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo – is classically beautiful, but because she has previously wowed in a wedding dress she wore back in 2005.

This was back in her modelling days when she walked at Barcelona Bridal Week.

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Beatrice Borromeo models a Valentino wedding dress in 2005

Beatrice, who was 19 at the time, donned an exquisite Valentino gown designed for Pronovias, which featured a scooped neckline, heavily textured floral overlay and a high-waisted thick tulle band.

She was the epitome of elegance, swanning confidently down the catwalk and completing her bridal look with a lace-edged spotted veil.

Beatrice, now 29, has long-standing connections in the fashion world. Her uncle Matteo Marzotto was the former president of Valentino, but she hasn't just walked for the Rome-founded brand. The law graduate has also modelled for Ermanno Scervino, Blumarine and Blugirl.

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The Italian beauty is a member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo

Princess Caroline's future daughter-in-law started dating Monaco's handsome Pierre in May 2008. Two years later Beatrice graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, followed by a Masters of Art degree at Columbia University Journalism School in 2012.

The outgoing TV personality is a contributor to Newsweek and the Daily Beast, as well as a full-time reporter for newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano.

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Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi are believed to be tying the knot this year

She and Pierre got engaged last December, when he popped the question with a pink diamond ring. At the time HELLO! Online's sister publication HOLA! reported that the long-term lovebirds would marry on 20 April.

"I'd love if Pierre became the father of my children," Beatrice has previously told Vanity Fair Italy. "He would be so good and I think together we could create a very stable family. But we haven't reached that point yet."

"At the moment we are both happy," she added. "[But one day] I would like the responsibility of a family."