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Princess Beatrice's Norman Hartnell wedding dress to go on display at Windsor Castle

The royal's bridal gown, a vintage design borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II, can be viewed later this month

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi married on July 18. AP
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi married on July 18. AP

She kept her small, family-focused ceremony behind closed doors, but now we can all get an up-close look at one element of Princess Beatrice's wedding day.

The British royal's bridal gown will go on display at Windsor Castle later this month, the Royal Collection Trust has announced.

The floor-skimming creation was a vintage design lent to Princess Beatrice by Queen Elizabeth II, which the British monarch herself first wore in 1961.

Princess Beatrice, 32, wed UK property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 36, at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, in July.

For the ceremony, which was attended by about 20 close family and friends, the bride also wore the same diamond tiara the Queen wore on her own wedding day in 1947.

The couple, who announced their engagement in September 2019, had originally planned to marry in May, but were forced to postpone their big day and opt for a small, later ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The gown, by designer Norman Hartnell, was altered for Princess Beatrice, with the ivory taffeta creation given an elongated hemline and gentle puffed organza sleeves.

The dress, which Queen Elizabeth II also wore to the world premiere for Lawrence of Arabia in December 1962, also features hand-embroidered crystals and a satin trim.

It will go on display from Thursday, September 24, until Sunday, November 22, the Royal Collection Trust said.

The Valentino shoes Princess Beatrice, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, wore on her wedding day will also go on display, alongside a replica of her bouquet.

Tickets to the Windsor Castle, which includes entry to see Princess Beatrice's dress, can be purchased online at rct.uk for Dh113 per adult.

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Updated: September 8, 2020 11:43 AM

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