10 Iconic Royal Gowns

Every bride wants to experience the fairytale entrance on her wedding day–especially royal brides. We have heard that Meghan Markle does not want her dress to outshine Kate Middleton’s, but we can still anticipate a stunning gown next Saturday when she marries Prince Harry.

We put together a list of our favorite royal wedding gowns that have gone before Ms. Markle and that are as stunning as the women who wore them.

1. Queen consort of Iran, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary & Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi


The Shah and Empress of Iran were married on February 12, 1951 at Marble Palace, Tehran. She wore a custom Christian Dior gown for the occasion. (Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar)

2. Princess Caroline of Monaco & Philippe Junot


Princess Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot were married at Monaco Palace on June 28, 1978. The princess wore a 70’s style wedding dress designed by Marc Bohan. (Photo courtesy of Town & Country Magazine)

3. Lady Diana Spencer & Prince Charles of Wales


Princess Diana and Prince Charles of Wales were married on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Regarded as “the most closely guarded secret in fashion history,” Princess Diana’s dress was designed by David & Elizabeth Emanuel. (Photo courtesy of Town & Country Magazine)

4. Princess Marie-Chantel of Greece


Pictured here with her father, Princess Marie-Chantel of Greece married Prince Pavlov on July 1, 1995 at St Sophia’s Cathedral in London. Her dress was designed by Valentino. (Photo courtesy of Town & Country Magazine)

5. Mary Donaldson & Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark


Mary Donaldson of Denmark married Crown Prince Frederik on May 14, 2004 at the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her gown was created by created by Danish designer Uffe Frank. (Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar)

6. Marie Cavallier & Prince Joachim of Denmark


Arasa Morelli designed this gown for Marie Cavallier for her wedding to Prince Joachim of Denmark. They were married on May 24, 2008 at Møgeltønder Church in South Jutland. (Photo courtesy of Town & Country Magazine)

7. Kate Middleton & Prince William


Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William held their wedding at Westminster Abbey on August 29, 2011. Her dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. (Photo courtesy of Town & Country Magazine)

8. Princess Madeleine & Christopher O’Neill of Sweden


Princess Madeleine of Sweden married Christopher O’Neill on June 8, 2013 in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Her custom dress was designed for her by Valentino Garavan. (Photo courtesy of Town & Country Magazine)

9. Claire Lademacher & Prince Felix of Luxembourg


Princess Claire of Luxembourg wed Prince Felix in a gown designed by Elie Saab on September 21, 2013 at Sainte Marie-Madeleine Basilica in France. (Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar)

10. Sofia Hellqvist & Prince Carl Philip of Sweden


Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia of Sweden were married on June 13, 2015 at the Royal Palace Chapel in Stockholm. Her gown was designed by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. (Photo courtesy of Town & Country Magazine)



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