Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Holds a Ton of Hidden Meaning
Princess Eugenie walked down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel on Friday morning to marry her longtime beau, Jack Brooksbank.
As she stepped out of the vintage car with her father and onto the steps of the chapel, she wowed in her custom wedding gown by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, of the label Peter Pilotto. And, proving she’s a thoroughly modern bride, she went without one major old-school accessory: A veil.
The dress itself is a gorgeous shade of ivory with extra long sleeves covering the princess almost to her fingertips. It features an off the shoulder look similar to Meghan Markle’s but with a folded shoulder detail. On the dress itself, Eugenie asked the designers to embroider a few important symbols including theThistle for Scotland, The Shamrock for Ireland, The York Rose for England and The Ivy, which represents the couple's current home.
In another twist that bucked tradition, Princess Eugenie’s dress also had a low, v-neck back, which showed off her large surgery scar with pride.
“I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you'll see on Friday [at the wedding], but it's a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this,” Eugenie told ITV's This Morning earlier this week. “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it's really special to stand up for that.”
All that was left to show off was the over-the-top (in the best way possible) Greville Emerald tiara, which was on loan to the princess from her grandmother, the Queen. Dare we say, she was at least in the top two most beautiful people to get married at the chapel this year.