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Old 03-21-2015, 08:59 PM
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My Top Three:
1) Lady Diana Spencer
2) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones
3) Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Worst Ever:
- Kate Middleton -
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:37 PM
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Here is a collage of royal brides since Queen Elizabeth II in 1947:

royal brides in chronological order | Royal Roaster
Wow...they didn't miss any Royal bride of the past 60 or so odd years...thanks!
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:57 PM
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Do you have the names. Some I don't recognize.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:38 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Civil Wedding Dresses

My favorites:

1. Grace
2. Caroline (second marriage)
3. Camilla
4. Caroline (first marriage)
5. Aimee
6. Laurentien
7. Caroline (third marriage)

The worst:

1. Princess Michael
2. Anita
3. Marilène
4. Tessy
5. Sibilla
6. HGD Stephanie
7. Charlene
8. Tatiana Santo Domingo
9. Nathalie
10. Claire of Luxembourg
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:00 PM
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Odd...much as I am in love with Princess Grace's bridal gown, I didn't much care for her civil ceremony outfit. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either.

BEST CIVIL WEDDING OUTFITS

1)Princess Caroline (1978)

2)Camilla Duchess of Cornwall

3)HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg

4)Princess Claire of Luxembourg

5)Princess Aimee of the Netherlands
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:50 AM
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Here are some coat wedding dresses worn by royal brides:

Queen Mathilde
Camilla
Sophie
Princess Annette
Princess Martha Louise
Queen Rania
Archduchess Francesca
Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria
Archduchess Catharina von Österreich
Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria

I only like Mathilde, Francesca and Camilla's dresses. Sophie's gown was boring and shapeless. I love the style but not the fabric of Annette's gown. I would have loved Marie Christine and Catharina's gowns if not for the fur cuffs. I thought Adélaïde, Rania, and Martha's gowns were awful.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:48 AM
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The only one of the above coat-dresses that I kind of like is Marie-Christine's and Camilla's. Agree that Sophie Wessex's was particularly unflattering.

In general I dislike coat wedding dresses.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:59 AM
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Here is a revised list of my all time favorite royal wedding gowns. These are the dresses that I would wear.

22. Countess Helene d'Udekem d'Acoz
21. Princess Astrid of Norway
20. Katharine, Duchess of Kent
19. Queen Anne Marie
18. Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte
17. Lady Rose Windsor
16. Princess Viktoria of Bourbon Parma
15. Lady Sarah Chatto
14. Princess Zeina of Jordan
13. Princess Carolina of Bourbon Parma
12. Princess Claire of Belgium
11. Princess Charlotte of Wales
10. Crown Princess Victoria
9. Emma, Viscountess Weymouth
8. Queen Sofia of Spain
7. Princess Margaret
6. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
5. Jane, Duchess of Buccleuch
4. Crown Princess Mette Marit
3. HGD Stephanie
2. Princess Grace
1. Infanta Cristina of Spain

An honorable mention goes to Vicky Andrén who married a nephew of King Carl Gustaf. If she was a royal/aristocrat, she would have been number 10 on my list.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:26 AM
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A great overview of royal wedding gowns
The 34 Most Iconic Royal Wedding Gowns Of The Last Century
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:48 PM
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My favorite is the wedding dress of Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium!
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:19 AM
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A great overview of royal wedding gowns
The 34 Most Iconic Royal Wedding Gowns Of The Last Century
If Sofia's gown looked anything like Catherine's, I'll eat my hat!

Don't media ever get tired of trying to make every wedding gown a knock-off of either Grace or Catherine who, incidentally, was also accused of wearing a dress like Grace.

Don't they think that people wore wedding dresses before Grace?
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:09 AM
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I agree. If I ever saw any similarities in the two gowns I don't anymore. I think Sofia was an overall more successful bride(hair, makeup, tiara)but I now think Kate's dress itself was the more beautifully executed one. The quality and workmanship was superior to Sofia's..there's just no denying it.


Fortunately none of the sketches of those "iconic" wedding dresses do any of them true justice.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:35 PM
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The gowns of what royal women wear at their reception:

wedding reception gowns Kate (Sarah Burton for... | Royal Roaster

My absolute favorite Madeleine. Her gown was magnificent and fairytale like. I also love Charlene's dress. Catherine's dress is nothing special to me and I think the worst is Rania.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:42 PM
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I so agree with you! Madeleine's reception dress was right out of a story book. In fact I liked it better than her wedding gown! It actually belonged to her mother Queen Sylvia, which shocked me. It's a gorgeous, timeless dress.

I also loved Charlene's reception gown.


I wasn't impressed with Kate's at all, I was surprised at how cheap it looked compared to her bridal gown.


I didn't mind Rania's...it looks like she just removed the bolero jacket from her wedding dress.


Sofia's looked like it had potential, but I need to see the whole thing.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:02 AM
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Actually, I like more the reception gown of Kate than her wedding dress, which IMO was one of moste obvious and disapointing wedding gowns ever...
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:36 PM
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A great overview of royal wedding gowns
The 34 Most Iconic Royal Wedding Gowns Of The Last Century
I'm surprised Margaret, Anne Marie, Lady Sarah Chatto, and Claire of Belgium's gowns were not featured.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:44 PM
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I'm surprised Margaret, Anne Marie, Lady Sarah Chatto, and Claire of Belgium's gowns were not featured.
I wish that some of these gowns were featured as well. Margaret's was a standout IMO along with Sarah Chatto and Princess Claire's. Would have loved to have seen Infanta Cristina's, Katherine Kent's, Princess Aimee's gowns too.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:52 PM
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Beatrice's purple civil wedding dress is now at number 3 on my list of favorite royal civil wedding dresses.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:14 AM
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I think Beatrice's civil ceremony gown was lavender/pink with gold highlights and it was indeed very lovely. She is on my "Best Civil" list too!
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:50 AM
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The dress of Beatrice to the civil wedding is very disappointed to me. It is not at all to my best list.
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