Why today is a big day for newlywed Princess Beatrice

It's also great news for Royal fans!
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  • Princess Beatrice is marking her wedding with a special display at Windsor Castle today.


    When did Princess Beatrice get married?

    Princess Beatrice and Edo tied the knot on 17 July.

    They originally planned to wed in May with 150 guests, but it was pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    They got married in a secret ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Royal Lodge, Windsor with just 20 guests, including her majesty the Queen.

    Her dress, which formerly belonged to the Queen, was designed by royal favourite Norman Hartnell. The Queen first wore the dress in the 1960s.

    It was made of ivory peau de soie taffeta and featured hand embroiled details along the bodice and skirt with an ivory satin trim.

    The Queen’s head dresser Angela Kelly helped adjust the gown for Beatrice with support from designer Stuart Parvin.

    Today, the dress goes on display at Windsor Castle for public viewing, which is a big day for Princess Beatrice.

    The Royal Collection Trust described the altered dress: “The full-skirted silhouette was softened to give a more contemporary, simplified shape, and the underskirt and petticoats were recreated and bound with silk tulle.”

    “Short sleeves of triple organza were added to the straps and embroidered with vintage diamantés to match the original Hartnell embroidery design.

    “Each alteration made to the dress is reversible.”

    Princess Beatrice has already visited the dress ahead of it opening to the public for a photo call to publicise the upcoming display.

    Her full outfit is now on display, including the Valentino heels she wore, which were also lent by the Queen.

    How exciting!

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