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26 of the Best Royal Wedding Gowns of All Time

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Princess Sofia of Sweden, 2015

Princess Sofia’s gown was created by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt and featured long lace sleeves and a matching veil.

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 2013

Princess Madeleine chose a flowing Valentino Garavani bespoke dress, which featured short sleeves and yards of ruffled Chantilly lace.

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Princess Claire of Luxembourg, 2013

Princess Claire wore a long-sleeve Elie Saab gown covered entirely in lace for her marriage to Prince Félix.

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Kate Middleton, 2011

Middleton wore this iconic Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown that inspired brides around the world.

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Zara Phillips, 2011

Phillips, granddaughter of the Queen, chose a sleeveless design by Stewart Parvin that featured a beautiful ball gown skirt.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 2010

Crown Princess Victoria’s gown was created by Swedish designer Pär Engsheden and included an off-the-shoulder neckline and cinched detailing at the waist.

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Princess Marie of Denmark, 2008

Marie Cavallier’s dress featured a lace bodice, three quarter-length sleeves, and a flowing skirt with lace overlay.

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Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria, 2008

The Archduchess chose long sleeves with fur cuffs for her December wedding.

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Lady Rose Windsor, 2008

Lady Rose’s simple white gown featured short ruffled sleeves and an open neckline.

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Autumn Kelly, 2008

Kelly, who married the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips, chose a sweetheart neckline with a lace shrug for her wedding ceremony.

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Laura Parker Bowles, 2006

Parker Bowles chose a v-neck gown with bell sleeves and floral details for her wedding to Harry Lopes.

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Camilla Parker Bowles, 2005

For her second marriage to Prince Charles, Camilla chose a look from Robinson Valentine (now known as Anna Valentine) that included a white gown with a gold embroidered coat. She accessorized with a standout gold headpiece.

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Queen Letizia of Spain, 2004

The always chic Queen Letizia walked down the aisle in a collared Manuel Pertegaz gown that featured a stunning 14-foot train.

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2004

Mary Elizabeth Donaldson wore a beautifully fitted gown with three quarter length sleeves and pleating down the front, for her marriage to Danish Crown Prince Frederik.

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Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, 2002

Queen Máxima wore a long-sleeved sheath with a high neckline and a lace veil when she married King Willem-Alexander.

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, 2001

Norway’s crown princess choose a simple yet stunning long-sleeve gown and matching veil for her wedding to the country’s future king.

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Lady Sarah Chatto, 1994

Lady Sarah married Daniel Chatto in a flowing skirt, a ruched bodice, and sheer sleeves.

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Queen Rania of Jordan, 1993

Queen Rania’s short-sleeve gown also featured a collar and gold embroidery. She even matched the dress to the details on her veil and shoes.

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Sarah Ferguson, 1986

The Duchess of York married Prince Andrew in a gown by British designer Lindka Cierach.

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Princess Diana, 1981

Princess Diana’s gown is arguably the most iconic wedding gown in history. The dramatic white dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel and featured a 25-foot train and a 153-yard veil.

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Queen Silvia of Sweden, 1976

Sweden’s current queen wore a long-sleeve sheath that featured a stunning train when she married Carl XVI Gustaf.

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Grace Kelly, 1956

The actress-turned-royal chose a long-sleeve gown by costume designer Helen Rose.

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Countess of Harewood, 1949

The Countess of Harewood, Marion Stein, married the Earl of Harewood (the Queen’s cousin) in a long-sleeve gown and a sweetheart neckline.

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Queen Elizabeth II, 1947

The Queen married Philip Mountbatten in a long-sleeve pearl-embellished gown and matching veil. She saved up for the dress using ration coupons, due to the post-WWII economy, Town & Country reports.

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Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923

The future mother of the Queen wore a straight silhouette for her wedding to George VI.

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