It may not be the first thing you think of when planning your bridal outfit, but these celebrity and royal brides show that your wedding veil should be anything but an afterthought. Featuring intricate embellishment, special messages and metres of fabric, these stunning veils were the perfect accessories for these famous wedding dresses, and in some cases, became the talking point of the entire look. From the Duchess of Sussex's dramatic 16-foot veil to Hailey Bieber's statement accessory, look back at some of the most memorable celebrity and royal wedding veils…
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The Queen accessorised her Norman Hartnell dress with a tulle veil
Queen Elizabeth's bespoke Norman Hartnell wedding dress featured a 13-foot train and was accessorised with a complementing tulle veil secured in place by the diamond fringe tiara. Allowing her beautiful embroidered dress to take centre stage, Her Majesty's veil was significantly shorter than her train.
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Kate Moss donned a 1920s-style veil on her big day
Kate Moss channelled Gatsby glamour at her wedding to Jamie Hince, where she wore a John Galliano dress with a 1920s-style lace Juliet cap veil, made of pure silk tulle. The veil featured intricate embroidery and sequin and bead embellishment to complement her gorgeous gown.
Duchess of Cambridge
Kate's veil was hand-embroidered with flowers
Made of silk ivory tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, the Duchess of Cambridge's veil was the perfect accessory to her lace wedding dress, and both were designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
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Hailey Bieber's veil featured statement embroidery
Justin Bieber's bride Hailey got fans talking with her dramatic wedding veil, which was embroidered with the words 'Til Death Do Us Part!' at the bottom. The perfect addition to her gorgeous Off-White lace wedding dress, if you ask us.
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Duchess of Sussex
Meghan's veil was five metres long
The Duchess of Sussex's wedding veil was made from silk tulle and measured five metres long. Meghan incorporated some sentimental touches into her veil; not only did she have a small piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry stitched within, she also paid homage to each of the Commonwealth countries with hand-embroidered flowers to represent them all on the trim.
Priyanka Chopra's veil was 75-foot long
Could this be the longest wedding veil we've ever seen? Priyanka Chopra's veil was a jaw-dropping 75-foot long and required several members of her wedding party to carry it down the aisle at her wedding to Nick Jonas in 2018.
Ciara's veil featured a special personalised detail
Ciara's exquisite wedding dress, designed by Peter Dundas at Robert Cavalli, was accessorised with an incredible tulle veil that featured a special detail – the couple's initials 'R.C.W' subtly embroidered near the bottom of her dress.
Princess Diana's veil barely fit inside her carriage
The Princess of Wales' veil was so long that it barely fit inside her carriage! Using a total of 153 yards of tulle and measuring even longer than her 25-foot train, it ensured Princess Diana made a dramatic entrance at St Paul's Cathedral for her wedding to Prince Charles.
Princess Caroline of Monaco
Princess Caroline of Monaco added fresh flowers to her bridal headpiece
We're getting Princess Leia vibes from Princess Caroline of Monaco's striking wedding veil, in the best possible way. Grace Kelly's daughter accessorised her Christian Dior gown with a pretty garland of white blossoms on the crown of her head, underneath a fingertip-length veil.
Grace Kelly's veil was embellished with thousands of seed pearls
Princess Caroline's mum, Grace Kelly, also wore a show-stopping veil on her own wedding day. Covered with appliqued lace lovebirds and thousands of seed pearls, the veil was created out of 90 yards of tulle and had a circular silhouette that skimmed the bride's elbows before dropping down to the floor.
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