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The Cambridge Wedding: Pre-wedding gala fashion

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On Thursday, 28 April 2011, hours ahead of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, guests and royals gathered for a pre-wedding gala dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson. The event was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hyde Park attracted dignitaries from across the globe, as well as members of the British Royal Family.

While guests gathered for dinner, Prince William and Prince Harry were at Clarence House, making a surprise appearance to greet well-wishers lining the processional route. Meanwhile, Catherine spent the evening with her parents and family at the Goring Hotel in London. In celebration of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 10th wedding anniversary, Royal Central is taking a look at the fashion worn by guests at the pre-wedding gala.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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The Duke of Edinburgh

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Lady Elizabeth Shakerley (Anson)

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

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The Princess Royal

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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

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The Duke of York

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Princess Eugenie of York

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Princess Beatrice of York

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex

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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

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Lady Gabriella Windsor

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The Duchess of Kent

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Princess Alexandra

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The Duchess of Gloucester

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Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

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Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece

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Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

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The Prince and Princess of Asturias and Queen Sofía of Spain

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Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait

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Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah

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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium

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Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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Queen Sonja of Norway

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Queen Margrethe Of Denmark

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden

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The King of Tonga

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The King of Eswatini

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Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock

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About author

My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.