ROYAL weddings are always glamorous – and no expense is spared when it comes to dresses.
But how much did Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s famous dresses cost?
When Sarah Ferguson tied the knot with Prince Andrew in 1986, her ivory silk dress is said to have cost £ 35,000Image Credit: Getty – Contributor
Here, Fabulous reveals the six most expensive royal wedding dresses – and their stunning price tags …
6. Sarah Ferguson – £ 35,000
Sarah, Duchess of York, married Prince Andrew in July 1986 at Westminster Abbey.
The mother-of-two opted for an ivory silk dress designed by Lindka Cierach, which was believed to have cost £ 35,000.
The stunning gown featured a whopping 17-foot train embroidered with the initials A and S in silver beads, and she also wore a 20-foot veil and diamond tiara that had been loaned to her by the Queen.
5. Meghan Markle – £ 110,000
At Meghan’s wedding in 2018, the former actress was stunned in a bespoke Givenchy dressCredit: AFP or Licensor
Her dress had a 16-foot train and a veil adorned with the flowers of the 53 Commonwealth of NationsImage Credit: Getty – Pool
Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry took place in Windsor on May 19, 2018 and there has been much speculation about her wedding dress ahead of time.
Meghan stunned the crowd when she arrived at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor in a stunning Givenchy-designed gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller, estimated to cost an estimated £ 110,000.
Meghan and Clare worked closely on the design, which featured a graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully framed the shoulders and accentuated Meghan’s slim waist.
It had a 16-foot train and veil adorned with the flowers of the 53 Commonwealth of Nations, and took a staggering 3,900 hours to make in four months.
She was confirmed to be wearing Queen Mary’s 1932 diamond bandeau.
4. Princess Diana – £ 151,000
Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding dress had the longest train in royal history at 25 feetImage Credit: Getty – Contributor
Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress is one of the most famous in the world when it debuted at St. Paul’s Cathedral in July 1981.
It was designed by close friend David Emanuel, who was a close confidante of Diana before and after her wedding to Prince Charles.
The dress was an ivory, silk taffeta, and antique lace gown that featured a 25-foot train – the longest in royal history.
Soon numerous trains were being used for wedding fashion with puff sleeves, full skirts and soft fabrics.
David Emmanuel described it as “adequately dramatic to make an impression”.
In 2019 the dress was valued at £ 151,000.
3. Princess Eugenie – £ 200,000
Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in 2018 and dazzled in a £ 200,000 dress Image Credit: Getty – Pool
Eugenie walked down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle with Jack Brooksbank in a Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vo dress in October 2018.
The £ 200,000 dress had a neckline that folded around the shoulders into a low back and draped in a full-length flowing train.
The feature of the lower back of the dress was made at the express request of Eugenie, who had to undergo surgery to correct scoliosis at the age of 12.
The fabric contained a number of symbols that were important to Eugenie as motifs.
The symbols were a thistle for Scotland recognizing the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a shamrock for Ireland, alluding to the bride’s Ferguson family, the York rose and ivy that represented the couple’s home.
2. Kate Middleton – £ 250,000
Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen gown will go down in history as one of the most iconic dressesPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Millions of people around the world tuned in to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding on April 29, 2011.
British designer Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen’s luxury fashion house was honored to design Kate’s iconic dress.
The dressmaker and designs were kept secret until the day of the wedding, and it wasn’t until the Duchess got out of the car that the designer was revealed.
Kate’s ivory satin dress was estimated to cost an estimated £ 250,000Image Credit: AFP – Getty
The dress consisted of an ivory-colored satin bodice with a lace appliqué with a floral pattern and long lace sleeves.
The back of the dress had 58 gazar buttons, and the combined skirt, petticoat, and bridal gown were a staggering 8’8 ” in length.
The dress was estimated to cost an estimated £ 250,000, making it one of the most expensive dresses ever made, but not at the top of the list.
1. Queen Letizia of Spain – £ 6 million
The most expensive wedding dress belonged to Queen Letizia of SpainPhoto credit: AP: Associated Press
The dress at the 2004 wedding was embroidered with real gold thread woven into the silkPhoto credit: Reuters
Queen Letizia of Spain was the wearer of the most expensive royal wedding gown, and her gown is believed to be worth a whopping £ 6 million.
She wore the stunning creation to her 2004 wedding to King Felipe.
It was designed by the royal couturier Manuel Pertegaz and embroidered with real gold threads woven into the silk.
The dress also had a four-and-a-half meter train, high collar, and long sleeves.
Queen Letizia rounded off the spectacular look with a diamond tiara given to her by her mother-in-law Queen Sofia, which she wore on her own wedding day with King Juan Carlos in 1962.
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