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5 royal brides reunited with their stunning wedding dresses

Such a special moment for a royal bride

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
September 24, 2020
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Princess Beatrice has been reunited with her vintage wedding dress ahead of the gown going on public display at Windsor Castle from Thursday 24 September.

The Queen's granddaughter was said to be excited to see her dress for the first time since she exchanged vows with property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July.

The 94-year-old monarch loaned Beatrice one of her Norman Hartnell gowns, which was altered for the royal bride for her wedding day.

It's always an exciting moment for fans to see the dress for the first time when the bride steps out of the car, and it must have been particularly special for the royal newlywed to be reunited with her gown.

HELLO! takes a look back at Princess Beatrice and other royal brides who have been reunited with their wedding dresses.

READ: Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's monogram has the sweetest tribute to Princess Beatrice

The Duchess of Sussex

WATCH: The moment Meghan was reunited with her Givenchy wedding dress was captured during an ITV documentary about the Queen.

The Duchess of Sussex audibly gasped as she walked into the room where her gown, created by Clare Waight Keller, was being prepared for a display at Windsor Castle.

In the programme, titled Queen of the World, Meghan touched upon the importance of the Commonwealth – of which the monarch is Head – with viewers being able to see the embroidered flora of the Commonwealth countries up-close.

Meghan also revealed to the curator that a piece of blue fabric from a dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry was stitched into the lining of her wedding dress as her "something borrowed".

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The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate was joined by the Queen as she was reunited with her wedding dress three months after the Duchess' marriage to Prince William in April 2011.

The satin and lace gown, made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, went on display at Buckingham Palace during its annual summer opening.

The monarch and her granddaughter-in-law were given a tour of the display, which had a 3-D effect, complete with Kate's borrowed Cartier Halo tiara.

The exhibition also featured the Duchess of Cambridge's shoes and the couple's multi-tiered cake made by Fiona Cairns.

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Princess Eugenie

The Duke of York's youngest daughter got another glimpse of her wedding dress in 2019 before a royal wedding exhibition at Windsor Castle.

Eugenie beamed as she toured the display, which included her Peter Pilotto gown alongside the suit worn by her groom, Jack Brooksbank, at their October 2018 wedding.

The Princess made a special recording for the exhibition, in which she spoke about why she requested a low-back dress to show her scoliosis scar on her wedding day, saying: "I had always wanted a low back, part of it was showing my scar. I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future and it’s a way of getting rid of a taboo.

"For me it's a way of communicating with people who are going through either similar situations with scoliosis or having a scar of their own they are trying to deal with."

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The Queen

The monarch was reunited with her 1947 Norman Hartnell wedding gown ahead of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's diamond wedding anniversary in 2007.

The ivory silk dress was decorated with 10,000 pearls and featured delicate floral designs.

Queen Mary's diamond fringe tiara (which Princess Beatrice borrowed for her nuptials) also went on display alongside Her Majesty's tulle veil and satin embellished shoes.

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