From Kate Middleton to Princess Diana, here are the most expensive royal wedding dresses

When it comes to the Royal Family, we admire them for so many reasons, including their charity work, behind-the-scenes drama and of course their style.

However, one thing that cannot be overcome is the extravagance of royal weddings which include historic places, fancy flower arrangements and of course we cannot forget the enormous anticipation of the dress the bride will wear.

Throughout history we’ve seen various members share their wedding days, from Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ ceremony in 1981 to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s big day in April 2011, so we thought to understand how valuable some of these amazing dresses really are.

Princess Beatrice borrowed her wedding dress from the Queen

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Princess Beatrice married her lover Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July 2020 and kept the ceremony intimate due to Covid restrictions in place.

For the private occasion, Princess Beatrice chose to borrow a Norman Hartnell gown from the Queen which was originally worn at a state dinner in Rome in 1961.

Since the dress was not designed specifically for this bride, while it could have such sentimental value, it unfortunately comes after other members of the royal family.

7. The queen

Princess Elizabeth with Philip Mountbatten on their wedding day
The Queen’s wedding dress is estimated at £ 30,000

The Queen’s wedding dress could have been lower on the list than expected, estimated at £ 30,000, but in 1947 it would have been a spectacle.

The dress was designed by Norman Hartnell who saw the finest Chinese silk with a gorgeous lace neckline which was also used in the 15ft decorative veil.

This would have been major at the time as the marriage was nearing the end of WWII and the fabrics in particular were still being rationed, but not for the Queen obviously.

6. Sarah Ferguson

Sarah and Beatrice both wore their fiery red locks
Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew in 1986

Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew in 1986 in an ivory duchess satin gown designed by Linda Cierach that reportedly cost £ 35,000.

The dress was embellished with intricate pearls which made her as sophisticated and elegant as she was.

Much like the Queen, Sarah opted for a long veil that reached 17 feet and was embroidered with the initials A and S for a sentimental touch.

5. Meghan Markle

Meghan made sure to include intricate details in her 16ft long veil
Meghan made sure to include intricate details in her 16ft long veil

Although they haven’t been in the royal family for a long time, there was a huge difference between the dresses of Meghan Markle and Sarah Ferguson.

Meghan’s beautiful white satin Givenchy dress is said to be worth £ 110,000.

With the meticulous embroidery of each of the national flowers of the 53 Commonwealth countries that have been hand-sewn for over 3,900 homes on the 16-foot-long veil, it’s no wonder it cost such a high price.

4. Princess Diana

July 29, 1981: official portrait of Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997) in her wedding dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel.  (Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images)
Princess Diana’s dress is one of the most iconic royal wedding dresses in history

Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981 and this was the one that will go down in history, not only for the end of the marriage, but also for having one of the most iconic, if not the most iconic royal wedding dresses in the world. the story.

Everyone remembers the moment Diana got out of her car at St Paul’s Cathedral in London and as she walked up the steps her 25-foot-long train followed her.

The phenomenal ivory silk dress was created by the Emanuel family and is worth £ 151,000.

3. Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie made sure her dress was backless to display her scars
Princess Eugenie made sure her dress was backless to display her scars

One of our personal favorites was when Princess Eugenie married her sweetheart Jack Brooksbank in 2018 in a white dress by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos.

The £ 200,000 gown exuded pure glamor with a regal, elegant touch, as meaningful designs were included on the fabric, such as a thistle for Scotland to represent the couples love for Balmoral.

Eugenie also went against royal protocols by going for an open back that bravely showed her scar from her scoliosis surgery.

2. Kate Middleton

Hidden details of Kate Middleton's wedding dress that you might not know
Kate Middleton played a real princess on her wedding day

Coming to second place with a dress estimated to be worth £ 250,000 is none other than the Duchess of Cambridge.

For her special day, Kate worked closely with Sarah Burton, who worked for her favorite designer Alexander McQueen

While Kate didn’t follow tradition and opted for a long veil, she made sure to keep the long lengths with a nine-foot-long train that was adorned with 58 subtle buttons along it.

1. Queen Letizia of Spain

Not only is she the Queen of Spain, she is also the queen of royal wedding dresses.
Queen Letizia’s wedding dress reportedly worth £ 6million

Queen Letizia of Spain takes the top spot with an incredible dress that is worth an exorbitant £ 6million. Now, she might be someone everyone knows, but she certainly knows how to make an impact with her style.

In 2004, Queen Letizia married King Felipe and wore a gold embroidered dress designed by royal couturier Manuel Pertegaz.

Whatever your taste or style, you have to admit that when the royals walk down the aisle, they know how to tick all the style boxes.

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