Being the granddaughter of the reigning monarch, Princess Eugenie can expect to have to wait for approval when it comes to certain aspects of her wedding.
And that list will certainly include her wedding dress.
Before the wedding dress can feature on her big day of I Dos, Her Majesty must give prior approval of it.
But, why does the Queen have a say in it?
Well, according to some reports, Queen Elizabeth’s approval of a royal wedding dress before the wedding is following a tradition. It’s said to be a ‘nice courtesy’ rather than a necessity.
The Queen is understood to have also given the go-ahead for Meghan Markle’s Givenchy gown and Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen design before her 2011.
Well, there is a catch too.
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Her Majesty is not known to have ever disapproved of a wedding dress design presented to her by a future member of her family. Queen Elizabeth’s own dress in 1947 was designed by Normal Hartnell.
Her dress had a fashionable sweetheart neckline and a softly folding full skirt. It was embroidered with some 10,000 seed-pearls, crystals and thousands of white beads.
She wore it with a diamond tiara and a pearl necklace. Her train was embroidered with beaded flowers, inspired by Botticelli’s c.1482 painting of Primavera.
Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress was unique in her own way.
The dress was very much of its time and because of the post-war era, material had to be bought with ration coupons. But lucky for her, the government allowed her 200 extra ration coupons.
Not to forget the fact that ordinary brides were posting her their coupons, though it would have been illegal for her to use them. Our monarch knows a thing or two about gowns. Suffice to say that Princess Eugenie’s dress will not be in the same mould as her grandmother’s.