Published On: Tue, Oct 13th, 2020

Princess Eugenie wedding dress had hidden meaning and link to Royal Family


Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank celebrate their two year wedding anniversary today. The royal couple married at Windsor Castle in a ceremony attended by many members of the Royal Family.

The gown had an off-the-shoulder style with a V-neck at the front and back.

It had long sleeves and highlighted Eugenie’s slim waist with a fitted bodice.

The Princess-style dress continued into a full pleated skirt which was followed by a two metre train.

Princess Eugenie worked closely with the designers on her gown and made sure to add her own personal touches.

Before her ceremony, she told Vogue UK: “[The dress] is the one thing that I was really decisive about.

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“As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away.

“I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.”

While Princess Eugenie knew what design she wanted, she made sure it had a personal message and a nod to the Royal Family.

The design

The style of the dress was made to show off Princess Eugenie’s scar from an operation she had as a child for scoliosis.

Woven into the material was a thistle, to represent her love of the Royal Family residence Balmoral.

It also featured a shamrock for her Irish heritage and the York rose and ivy to nod to their home of Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace.

The fabric was designed by Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos at their studio in East London and includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs,” the palace statement continued.

“The symbols are a thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a Shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the bride’s Ferguson family, the York rose and ivy representing the couple’s home.”

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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 71, is currently second-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 35. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.



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