Princess Beatrice visited the special display of her bridal dress

Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice visited the special display of her wedding dress in the State Dining Room at Windsor Castle. The wedding dress of Princess Beatrice of York exhibits at Windsor Castle between the dates of 24 September and 22 November 2020. The dress, designed by the renowned British fashion designer Sir Norman Hartnell, was first worn by Queen in the 1960’s. The Princess and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi got married on July 18, 2020 in Windsor.
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Angela Kelly, personal advisor, dresser and curator to the Queen, and the British fashion designer Stewart Parvin changed Hartnell’s original design for Princess Beatrice. The full-skirted silhouette was softened to give a more contemporary, simplified shape, and the underskirt and petticoats were recreated and bound with silk tulle. Short sleeves of triple organza were added to the straps and embroidered with vintage diamantés to match the original Hartnell embroidery design.
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino and a replica of Princess Beatrice’s bridal bouquet made from artificial flowers also exhibited at Windsor Castle. The bouquet contained trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, Royal Porcelina spray roses, pink O’Hara roses, pink ‘wax flower’ (Chamelaucium uncinatum) and baby pink astilbe, as well as sprigs of myrtle in keeping with royal tradition.
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's floral print silk midi dress, Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino. wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wore The Vampire's Wife's The La Floral print Silk Midi Dress
The Vampire's Wife's The La Floral Print Silk Midi Dress

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  1. Beautiful! The sparkle on this gown when it’s in motion must be really delightful. Beatrice’s floral print dress is very pretty on her; the simple pumps and minimal jewelry keep the look un-fussy.

    What a lovely opportunity to look back on that wonderful occasion, a completely happy day for all concerned that was nothing less than a triumph in the midst of such a difficult year.

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  2. Two beautiful dresses - her wedding dress and the one she is wearing on the photos!

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  3. Use and reuse. I made my wedding dress & turned it into a shorter casual dress later. That said, the satiny hem is beautiful; nice to see the jewels and other detailing on this dress up close. Perhaps we'll see it again minus those puffy sleeves. Not a fan of the shoes. ~Laurel~

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    1. Laurel, you do not re-write history and remove puffy sleeves as you said. It was an important day that was honored by Princess Beatrice!!!

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    2. Anon 1:20 as the puffy sleeves (and other details) were added to the original I cannot see why they cannot then be removed at a later date.

      How is that "rewriting" history? It doesn't change the fact that she wore the dress in its current incarnation at her wedding.

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    3. It is now her wedding gown. Why would she want to rewear it? She may have a daughter or granddaughter some day that wants to wear it, and customizes it, but I cannot imagine why Beatrice would want to alter her wedding gown.

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  4. Lovely dress worn to view a lovely dress. Great to see the detail on the wedding gown and how cleverly it was adapted. Really hoping to get to Windsor to see this in October as long as we are not locked down again!

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  5. Great dress. Beatrice owns a few different dresses by The Vampire's Wife and I think the designs flatter her figure. I like the mix of prints between her dress and mask. I prefer the model's shoe color to black with the dress.
    The beadwork on her wedding dress is beautiful. It's great that her dress could still be displayed.

    E.B.B.

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  6. Vraiment magnifique cette robe de mariée ; j'aime beaucoup les chaussures de Valentino.. Pas vraiment à mon goût l'imprimé floral même s'il est flatteur pour Béatrice !

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  7. When I saw Beatrice in this dress it took my breath! I am so proud of her for thinking outside the box. She and the dress are perfect together!! Sleeping Beauty!

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  8. From Joann - These are the best photos I've seen of the dress - especially the closeup. The embroidery is really exquisite. I'm not a fan of the shoes. I like the dress Beatrice is wearing in the photos.

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  9. Lovely idea to borrow, renovate the dress to be used as a wedding dress. Though I am not fond of the satin on the bottom, it worked well in this case. Everything looks beautiful, except the mask. The two prints are very distracting and do not look good together.

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  10. Beth, I just commented about re-writing history and I am going to do something that is rarely done on this blog and say you were right and I was wrong.....Anon

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  11. Her wedding dress is just perfect. Plus, those Valentino shoes are magical with it.
    She certainly has a great pairing with this designer (The Vampires Wife), as she wears it often, and very well. So great to see her looking so fabulous.
    Chel

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  12. The close-up pictures of the gown are stunning. What incredible beadwork! Seeing her dress again must take Beatrice right back to her beautiful wedding day. I miss seeing the tiara and veil with the dress. Too bad that wasn't recreated.

    Funny how there have been so many comments against Mathilde matching her masks to her outfits, and we now have Beatrice wearing a mask that doesn't match and that is troublesome as well. I am just happy to see she is wearing one.

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    1. Yes, adding the re-created tiara and veil would make this display absolutely perfect.

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  13. The dress is beautiful; the crystal detail is stunning. The display of flowers are so pretty. Beatrice is an intelligent young woman; a good asset to the royal family.

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  14. These photos really do this gown justice. I for one appreciate more the workmanship that went into this beautiful gown. Fine intricate pieces that I didn't notice before. It really has been beautifully crafted. The back view is sublime, incredible. Love the shoes, gorgeous, they blended in perfectly with the dress.

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  15. How to make money from a dress already paid for by the British people -
    put it on display and let the subjects pay GBP 23.50 to see it.

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    1. Try to keep your politics out of this blog please. You can be as nasty as you like about the style, fashion, fabric, leather too short, too long etc. I don't think most of us would mind as it is not a personal attack but an opinion of the design or fashion choice. It is your choice if you pay money to go see the dress or not no one is forcing you.

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    2. Mim, I see it as just the opposite, they did not have to pay to have a new gown designed provide the fabric and spend countless hours creating a new one!!!

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    3. Well, considering the scaled down wedding, re-used dress and voluntary basis for going to see it, I’d say Bea and Ed’s wedding cut the Queen’s subjects a financial break.
      Glo

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    4. Loved seeing this dress the first time and now to see the work up close-wow. I just think Parvin and Kelly did an amazing job with a vintage gown. I also love Bea’s floral dress.
      Wonder why the display doesn’t include the tiara she wore?
      Glo

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