They are famously close royal sisters and now they’re sharing centre stage at a very special event. As the final preparations are made for the exhibition of clothes from Princess Eugenie’s wedding, it’s been confirmed that the maid of honour outfit chosen by the bride’s sister, Princess Beatrice, will also feature in the display.
Beatrice’s deep blue two piece suit, by Ralph and Russo, will be on show as part of the event alongside the matching silk crepe headpiece designed by Sarah Cant that the princess wore for her little sister’s wedding. Visitors to the display will also get the chance to see a pageboy and bridesmaid outfit. Both were designed by Amaia Kids with the boys in blue velvet trousers and white shirts with blue piping and the girls wearing white dresses. Both creations featured sashes with a blue and green print designed by US artist, Mark Bradford.
Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress, by the design house of Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, heads the exhibition. It is made of jacquard silk with a design of shamrocks, thistles, ivy and the white rose of York and features a low back requested by the bride to show the scars from surgery she underwent at the age of 12 to correct scoliosis. The bridal gown stands alongside the black and grey morning suit worn by Jack Brooksbank at the wedding and made by Savile Row tailors, Huntsman.
Princess Eugenie’s evening gown is also on show. It was designed by Zac Posen and the display is a first chance to appreciate the deep blush colour of the silk chiffon dress which, the exhibition notes explain, was inspired by the countryside around Windsor Castle and aims to match the shade of an English rose.
The display also features a first chance to see the famous Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara which Eugenie borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen, for her wedding day. The diadem, which was left to the Royal Family by the society hostess Margaret Greville over seventy years ago, features a huge central emerald and diamonds. Visitors will also be able to see the diamond and emerald earrings worn by the bride and which were a wedding gift from her groom.
The dresses and jewels are on show in a long glass case, following the format used for the recent exhibition of clothes from the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Admission to the display will be included in a ticket for Windsor Castle with the outfits on show until April 22nd 2019.