Princess Eugenie veil: Why didn’t Princess Eugenie wear a veil with her wedding dress?
Princess Eugenie looked gorgeous as she said “I do” to her now-husband Jack Brooksbank. But why didn’t Princess Eugenie wear a veil with her wedding dress?
For months fans have been speculating on what Princess Eugenie would wear on her big wedding day.
When she arrived outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor today she vowed Royal fans across the globe.
She was wearing a flowing white dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
Eugenie’s dress features a low back as a tribute to surgeons the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, who corrected her scoliosis aged 12.
Fashion expert Jason Forrest, from the Fashion Retail Academy, said: “It is an elegant, yet timeless dress which reflects the traditions of the monarchy.”
The Princess was also wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, made by Boucheron in 1919.
The tiara has an enormous 93.70-carat emerald at its centre, and six smaller emeralds either side and borrowed to Eugenie by the Queen.
However, some Royal fans have since the ceremony speculating in why the Princess didn’t wear a veil.
And the reason is very touching.
When Eugenie was a child she had surgery for her scoliosis, which left her a scar on her back.
She told This Morning before the wedding how important it was for her not to hide her surgical scars.
Eugenie said: “You can show people your scars and it’s really special.
“I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.
“The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the RNOH, is a huge charity — I’m patron of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see.
“But it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”
While some people opt to wear a veil to their wedding, it isn’t a strictly mandatory tradition for royal brides.
A Royal expert told: “In all my research on royalty, I’ve never come across anything that dictates what a royal bride should wear on her wedding day.
“I think veil adds to the tradition, fantasy and pageantry surrounding a big wedding, especially a royal one.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK