Princess Beatrice Visits Her Wedding Dress At Windsor Castle - See The Photos Here
On Wednesday, Princess Beatrice was reunited with a garment close to her heart when she got to see her wedding dress again! Beatrice's dress— which was altered for her special day after having been originally worn by Queen Elizabeth II— is now on display at Windsor Castle for public viewing. Find out more here!
Princess Beatrice recently went and visited her wedding dress at Windsor Castle! As Hello! shares, the royal's dress is going on display for the public to view beginning on September 24, but Beatrice was able to have a private tour beforehand.
Beatrice's reunion with wedding dress "a really lovely moment"
Beatrice paid a visit to the exhibition on September 23, the day before it was set to open. Hello! mentions that Beatrice's outing to Windsor Castle marked her first public engagement since her honeymoon in France with new husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The exhibition's curator, Caroline de Guitaut, talked about Beatrice getting to view the special gown again!
"It was a really lovely moment for her to be reunited with her dress and to be able to see it as part of the display in the State Dining Room," she shared. "She seemed really, really happy and we talked about the history of the dress and its wearing by the Queen and the alterations that were made to turn it into a wedding dress."
Beatrice's wedding dress was originally worn by the queen
Beatrice's wedding dress has quite the illustrious history within the royal family! Designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, the gown was originally worn by Queen Elizabeth II, who wore it during several different engagements. Most notably, she appeared in the dress at the 1962 premiere of Lawrence of Arabia, the State Opening of Parliament, and even a royal engagement in Rome!
After she cancelled her royal wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic, Beatrice ended up marrying Mapelli during a secret wedding in July! It was because of this last-minute decision to proceed with her nuptials that she asked the queen to lend her the gown. As Hello! shares, Queen Elizabeth II's designers and dressers, Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, were enlisted to make alterations to the dress for Beatrice, even adding sleeves!
The shiny Valentino heels Beatrice wore with her ivory Peau de Soie taffeta gown are also part of the exhibition. There's even a replica of the bouquet she held during the ceremony! The Royal Family posted about the exhibition on their official Instagram page, sharing a photo of Beatrice admiring her gown on display. They also included a picture of her and Mapelli during her royal wedding, and one of Queen Elizabeth II from the Lawrence of Arabia premiere! Have a look at the photos here!
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From today, visitors to Windsor Castle will be able to see Princess Beatrice's wedding dress on display. . The dress, designed by the renowned British fashion designer Sir Norman Hartnell, was first worn by The Queen in the 1960's and was altered for The Princess's wedding to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July. . Follow our link in bio to find out more. . Photos: . 1/Princess Beatrice viewing her wedding dress on display at Windsor Castle earlier this week. . 2/Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on their wedding day. . 3/The Queen wearing the dress at the premiere of 'Lawrence of Arabia' in 1962.