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    Princess Beatrice wedding: Royal to skip Meghan Markle and...

    Princess Beatrice wedding: Royal to skip Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton traditions


    Although few details are known about the big day, she could be set to do one thing very different from other royals, Laura Arrowsmith, lecturer in Fashion Business and Promotion at Birmingham City University, explained.

    She told Express.co.uk: “I think it would be unlikely for Princess Beatrice to pick a designer that has already been worn at a royal wedding, such as McQueen, Peter Pilotto or Stella McCartney.”

    Alexander McQueen designed the gown for Kate Middleton, Peter Pilotto helped on Princess Eugenie’s and Stella McCartney designed the second wedding dress for Meghan Markle.

    While Beatrice may avoid choosing the same designer as other royal brides, she could still go for a British designer.


    Royal brides including Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle all chose British designers for their gowns.

    “I believe she will still opt for a British designer,” Laura added.

    “A likely contender would be Burberry. Burberry is a global British fashion house with an Italian creative director which connects well to Beatrice’s Italian fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.”

    The Princess could honour her husband’s upbringing and her own family by opting for an English designer with links to Italy.

    Instead, Beatrice might choose a designer who she already regularly wears, the expert explained.

    A statement from Beatrice and Edoardo read: “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement.

    “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to actually be married.

    “We share so many similar interests and values and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”

    Royal weddings

    Meghan Markle

    Who: His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex)

    Where: St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

    When: 19 May 2018, Berkshire

    Dress: Meghan wore a dress designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The white dress was made of silk and had a boat neckline. The veil was an incredible 16 feet long.

    Tiara: The Duchess of Sussex chose the Queen Mary diamond bandeau tiara, made in 1932, with a flower brooch in the middle from 1893.

    Cake: The cake was a made by Claire Ptak, based in London. It was lemon and elderflower cake, decorated with peonies and buttercream icing.

    Notable guests: A-list guests included James Corden, tennis player Serena Williams, the Beckhams, Sir Elton John, George and Amal Clooney and Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford.

    Kate Middleton

    Who: Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Where: Westminster Abbey, London

    When: 29 April 2011

    Dress: Kate wore a dress made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The satin gown featured long lace sleeves. It had a nine foot train and the lace featured roses, daffodils, thistles and shamrocks.

    Tiara: Kate borrowed the Cartier Scroll Tiara, now known as the Halo tiara. It bought by the Queen’s father, the future King George VI, for his wife Elizabeth.

    Cake: William and Kate opted for a traditional fruit cake with eight tiers. It was decorated with sugar flowers. William also had an additional chocolate biscuit cake was made from a Royal Family recipe.

    Notable guests: Guests included family and friends of the couple, as well as members of the military and people who work with charities the pair support.

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