Princess Eugenie Walks Down the Aisle in Daring Wedding Dress That’s *Very* Different from Meghan Markle’s
Princess Eugenie of York dazzled as she walked down the aisle to marry Jack Brooksbank in a dress fit for a queen erm, princess. Clearly determined to distinguish herself from the other royal wedding this year (you know, this one), her wedding dress was notably more intricate. Here are all the details on Princess Eugenie’s gorgeous wedding look, including how it’s different from Meghan Markle’s.
The designer and cut
Princess Eugenie’s stunning dress was designed by London-based Peter Pilotto, while Markle chose Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller for her minimalist gown. And while the Duchess of Sussex walked down the aisle in a “boatneck” gown (aka bateau neck or a Sabrina neckline), Princess Eugenie opted for something more modern, with an open back and a folded neckline on the shoulders. The result? Sheer perfection.
We audibly gasped when we first glimpsed Markle’s 16-foot silk tulle veil featuring hand-embroidered flowers along the trim, representing the flora of each of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Princess Eugenie also chose to incorporate U.K. symbols in her dress, including a thistle for Scotland and a shamrock for Ireland. However, Eugenie opted for no veil, instead letting her sparkling headdress take center stage. Which brings us to...
All eyes were on Princess Eugenie’s emerald and diamond tiara, the bride's "something borrowed" from her grandmother Queen Elizabeth. The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara dates back to 1919 and features an enormous 93.70-carat emerald at its center and three smaller emeralds on either side. At her nuptials to Prince Harry this May, Markle wore Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was made in 1932.
Markle opted for earrings over a necklace (just like her sister-in-law Kate Middleton) and Princess Eugenie followed suit with a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings, a wedding gift from her husband.