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Look like a Princess on your Wedding Day

Updated on September 20, 2014

Let Real Princesses be your Wedding Dress Inspiration..

Do you want to look like a princess on your wedding day? The Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took place in April 2011, and Kate Middleton' s wedding dress was star of the show.Here we show you the real wedding dresses of Princesses over the years. Get the real princess look yourself by taking tips here.

We take a look at the British royal wedding dresses of Queen Elizabeth II,Sarah Ferguson, Princess Diana and others to see what Royal Wedding dresses have looked like in the past 100 years.The best way to look like a real princess on your wedding day is to study the real princesses over the years and learn some lessons.

How did Kate's dress compare? Well, Kate Middleton's wedding dress has met with universal approval. I think it looks a little like that of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret. Kate emerged from Westminster Abbey as the new Duchess of Cambridge in her beautiful wedding dress.

Take a look at these famous Royal Wedding dresses if you're planning your own wedding. The Royal Wedding dresses might inspire you. Here we'll show you the pictures, and give you links on how to get the Royal Wedding look yourself. If you loved Kate Middleton's wedding dress, and want to get Kate Middleton's style for yourself, here are some ideas.

If you are planning your wedding, take a look at these Royal Wedding dresses and be inspired!

(the photo is a poster available from allposters through the link below)

Here it Is- Kate Middleton's beautiful wedding dress

Designed by the creative director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, the perfect Royal wedding dress

This beautiful wedding dress is inspired by Kate Middleton - You will really look like a princess in this dress

The fitted bodice and lace sleeves are similar in style to Kate Middleton's dress. Demure and very attractive.

Looking back at Royal Wedding dresses and forward to Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

Let's look at Royal Wedding dresses for the last 90 years .

The last really huge British Royal Wedding was that of Prince William's parents, Princess Diana and Charles, Prince of Wales.This Royal Wedding took place on 29 July 1981, at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Princess Diana's wedding dress was designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel.Diana's royal wedding dress was a huge, wide silk wedding dress with an enormous train that filled the aisle of St. Paul's Cathedral. Diana was just 19 when she got married, and Diana's wedding dress was a young girl's fantasy, typically 1980s in style.

On this webpage I've collected together Royal Wedding dresses from all the Royal brides of recent years.

There are pictures of the weddings of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother's wedding dress.

The future Queen Elizabeth ( who was Princess Elizabeth when she married) is next of our Royal Brides.

The Queen's sister, the glamorous Princess Margaret was a Royal bride in 1960.

In 1973 the Queen's daughter, Princess Anne, was married. Princess Anne is the second of the Queen's four children.

In 1981 the Queen's eldest son, Prince Charles, married Lady Diana Spencer. Lady Di was a gorgeous Royal bride. Prince William is their eldest son.

In 1986 the third child of the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, married Sarah Ferguson, who looked radiant on her Royal wedding day.

In 1999 the Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, married Sophie Rhys-Jones - another beautiful Royal bride.

In the USA, in 2010, the nearest thing to a British Royal Wedding was the marriage of Chelsea Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton wore a wonderful Vera Chang wedding dress on July 31, 2010.

Kate Middleton's wedding dress was a very well kept secret. It was not until Kate Middleton emerged from the Goring hotel with her father, at 10.51 on the 29 April 2011, that we saw the Royal Wedding dress. It was then confirmed that Sarah Burton, of British fashion house Alexander McQueen, was the designer of the latest Royal Wedding dress.

If you like this page you'll love this book.

Photographs from Royal weddings throughout the years makes this an inspirational book if you are planning to look like a Princess on your wedding day.

Royal weddings through time
Royal weddings through time

This book has superb photos. It would make a great gift for Royal fans.


Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon became the future Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI, and mother to the current monarch, Elizabeth II. She lived a long life, out living her husband by 50 years. There was no live broadcast of this wedding, but you can see from the very formal photograph how pretty the much loved Queen Mother looked at her Royal Wedding. The Royal Wedding dress is typical of 1920s fashion styles.

To look like a princess you need a tiara

SC Bridal Wedding Prom Silver Tiara Crown With Crystal Heart 42206
SC Bridal Wedding Prom Silver Tiara Crown With Crystal Heart 42206

This sparkling wedding crown comes with combs at the side for a secure fit. Drape a veil over for the Kaste Middleton look.


Look like a Princess in this stunning Bridal gown - This wedding dress has everything

A gorgeous strapless dress with a demure jacket for a real princess look on your wedding day.

The bridal gown is satin, with beaded lace detail and a lace jacket.

The Official website of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who inspired this page. - Bang up to date from the Royal Family- the official website.

Let no one say the British Royal Family is outdated.

Keep up to date with Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge. There's a Royal Baby on the way!

Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) on her wedding day with Prince Philip

The Wedding dress of England's Queen Elizabeth in 1947
The Wedding dress of England's Queen Elizabeth in 1947 | Source

The future Queen Elizabeth II was married in Westminster Abbey, just two years after the end of the Second World War. The Royal Wedding was a time of great rejoicing, as Britain had something happy to celebrate at a time of great austerity.

For more information on this Royal Wedding, see 60 facts about a Royal Marriage, a BBC web page made on the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Wedding, 20 November 2007.

The Queens younger sister looked fabulous. Princess Margaret married in

This was the first ever televised Royal Wedding. I remember watching this Royal Wedding on television, and longing for a wedding dress like Princess Margaret's. Princess Margaret was sister to the Queen, Elizabeth II. The wedding took place in 1960, and was watched by a huge worldwide audience on TV, the first time such an event was widely televised.

Find out more from the BBC archives On This Day

A happy Princess on her wedding day- Princess Anne looking radiant.

Princess Anne has never sought publicity, and is not regarded as a fashion icon, yet on her Royal Wedding day she was transformed into a most beautiful bride. Princess Anne's Royal Wedding dress was a Tudor Style, with high neck and long sleeves, suitable for a winter wedding.

Take a look at The BBC archives for more information.

Princess Diana married Charles in her Emmanuel wedding dress

This dress was highly copied at the time of Diana's wedding in 1981.
This dress was highly copied at the time of Diana's wedding in 1981. | Source

Diana's wedding dress - very flouncy and frilly.

In later life Princess Diana became elegant and sophisticated, but her wedding dress is that of a younger girl. Diana was just 20 when she married.

The Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana took place at St. Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981.

To remind yourself of that day, visit On This Day from the BBC archives.

Lots of brides to be who want to look like a Princess on their wedding day may think that frill amd flounces are good. I think that a slim and elegant line is much more regal. Diana a few years later would not have worn a frilly dress like this.

Buy a fabulous Wedding dress from ebay - You really can get great wedding dresses from ebay.

Have you thought of looking on ebay for a wedding dress?.

Sarah Ferguson Marries Prince Andrew looking beautiful in her wedding dress

You can buy the poster from all posters. The dress is a very flattering shape. The Princess looked amazing.
You can buy the poster from all posters. The dress is a very flattering shape. The Princess looked amazing. | Source

The Royal Wedding of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York - "Fergie" married Prince Andrew on 23 July 1986

Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew at Westminster Abbey.

The new Duchess of York looked absolutely beautiful in her Royal Wedding dress, with its 17 foot long train.

For more information, you can read On This Day from the BBC archives.

Long sleeves and a V neck for a June wedding- so elegant

Sophie Rhys Jones shows how to look elegant at a summer wedding- no bare arms for her!
Sophie Rhys Jones shows how to look elegant at a summer wedding- no bare arms for her! | Source

Now the Countess of Wessex, Sophie married in June 1999.

Sophie and Edward married at St. Georges Chapel, Windsor, in a relatively low key Royal Wedding. Sophie could be a role model for Kate Middleton, as she came from outside the British Aristocracy, and was a working girl before marrying Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Sophie's Royal Wedding dress was by Samantha Shaw. This Royal Wedding dress was a beautiful long , fitted coat dress with long sleeves, with 325,000 glass and pearl beads.

Find out more from the BBC archives

Love the Kate Middleton look? - Get the Kate Middleton Style on ebay

Want to look gorgeous like Kate Middleton? Get the look on ebay.

Do you think the British Royal family's brides are good models for a Princess wedding dress?

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      Shelly Sellers 

      6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I thought the Royal wedding was simply enchanting and Kate's gown was stunning!

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      6 years ago

      Love you Kate

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      6 years ago

      Love you Kate

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      7 years ago

      Watched the royal wedding on TV in America - the whole thing, and then again excerpts were shown throughout the day 3 more times and I caught all of those when they aired as well. I watched it almost all day.

      The dress was more simply that Diana's of 1981 but still beautiful in it's own right. Sometimes simpler can be MORE elegant.

      I made sure this lens of yours was included as a related page on my lens located at

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      7 years ago

      Everybody loves a royal wedding. Maybe because the royal families represent the modern-day fairy tale.

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      8 years ago

      Cannot wait to see what she's chosen! Yes, she would fit perfectly in a Bruce Oldfield.

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      sorana lm 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful lens. The wedding is approaching. It's going to be a great event.

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      8 years ago from Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

      I'm getting married myself next month - wish I had a budget like William & Kate! I'll be watching their wedding with interest hoping to pick up some tips though ;) Have an April Fools Day Squid Angel Blessing on me :)

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      Jeff Wendland 

      8 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      Kate will certainly be a beautiful bride.

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      Sue Dixon 

      8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      thanks Julie and tags for your visits.

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      8 years ago

      While I have to honestly say it's not one of my big concerns, I expect that it will nothing short of spectacular, along with the entire Royal wedding. I'm always impressed with the pageantry!

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      8 years ago

      I am thinking it will be absolutely magnificent. She is such a beautiful person and I know we all are wishing her the best.


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