The British Royal Wedding is just round the corner. And while we wait to see just who Kate Middleton has picked to design her wedding dress, here's a look at some of the most beautiful couture gowns worn by some of Europe's princesses
Princess Diana: When she married Prince Charles in 1981, Diana picked designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel to create her fairytale wedding gown. It was decorated with 10,000 pearls and had a record-breaking 25-foot train.
Princess Victoria: When she married Daniel Westling in 2010, Sweden's future queen Victoria chose a duchess silk satin gown by Swedish designer Par Engsheden. Her five-metre train, attached at the waist of her dress, trailed out from behind and perfectly matched the shape of the princess' veil, which was held in place by the same tiara Queen Silvia wore for her wedding in 1976. Image viaHello magazine.
Princess Letizia: For her marriage to Spanish Crown Prince Felipe in May 2004, Princess Letizia wore a gown with a 15 foot train by veteran Spanish designer Manuel Pertegaz. She also wore the same diamond and platinum tiara that her mother-in-law Queen Sofia wore at her wedding to King Juan Carlos.
Princess Mary: When Mary, an Australian, married Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik in May 2004, she chose a scoop-neck gown designed by Uffe Frank with a veil used by Sweden's Crown Princess Margaret in 1905.
Princess Mathilde: For her wedding to Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe in December 1999, Mathilde wore a gown by Belgian couturier Edouard Vermeulen. She also wore a two-metre-long veil made from Brussels lace.
Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall: When she married Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla chose a blue and gold Robinson Valentine outfit crowned with a stylish feather and straw hat overlaid with ivory French lace by milliner Philip Treacy.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex: The youngest daughter-in-law of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Sophie married Prince Edward in June 1999 in a Samantha Shaw gown. The silk organza and silk crepe gown had a total of 325,000 cut-glass and pearl beads sewn on.
Princess Maxima: When she married Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Maxima picked a Valentino couture long-sleeved ivory gown. The base of her tiara was taken from one owned by Queen Emma, and the stars came from a tiara owned by Emma's daughter, Queen Wilhelmina, the currentQueen Beatrix's grandmother.
Princess Mette-Marit: For her August 2001 marriage to Norway's Crown Prince Haakon, Mette-Marit wore a gown inspired by her husband's great grandmother, Queen Maud. It was made by Ove Harder Finseth and Anna Bratland.
Princess Marie: When she married Denmark's Prince Joachim, Marie wore a wedding gown designed by Spanish-Italian fashion house Arasa Morelli. Designed by David Arasa and Claudio Morelli, the gown was lace from head to toe, specifically Calais lace made with a floral pattern in raised satin stitch.
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