The Queen gave Princess Beatrice her own 59-year-old dress for grandchild's wedding gown
20 July 2020, 12:11
The Queen had a big hand in Princess Beatrice's wedding proceedings - including the royal's outfit.
However, the wedding dress may have looked familiar to a few eagle-eyed fans, with the outfit previously being worn by the Queen.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace revealed the gown had been remodelled and fitted for Beatrice by the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly and loyal dressmaker Stewart Parvin.
The dress is a piece previously owned by the Queen, which she was first seen wearing in 1961.
Throughout her reign, the Queen has reworn the dress on several occasions.
Beatrice looks to have added her own design elements to the gown, adding short puffy sleeves and shortening the length.
The wedding dress, originally designed by Normal Hartnell, was made from Peau De Soie taffeta in shades of ivory, trimmed with ivory Duchess satin, with organza sleeves.
It was also encrusted with diamanté details and has a geometric checkered bodice.
Beatrice's headpiece was fixed behind the regal Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the Queen also wore on her own wedding day.
Princess Anne also wore the special tiara on her wedding day in 1973, when she married Mark Phillips.
The item originally belonged to the Queen Mother, but was passed along to the Queen in 2002 when she passed away.