Royal wedding dresses through the years in pictures: Queen Elizabeth II to Kate Middleton

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Royal wedding dresses through the years in pictures: Queen Elizabeth II to Kate Middleton

Royal wedding dresses through the years including pictures of Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton.

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle will be the first of two royal couples to tie the knot in 2018, with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank to follow later in the year.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge best dresses and maternity style Photo (C) GETTy
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge best dresses and maternity style Photo (C) GETTy

Both royal couples are set to Marry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Prince Harry and Meghan will marry on 19 May 2018 and the Queen’s granddaughter, Prince Eugenie will say “I do” in the autumn, on 12 October.

As we patiently await further news of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, we take a look at royal brides of the past to see who might inspire the Hollywood actress and Prince Andrew’s daughter.

Look through this gallery to see beautiful images of royal brides through the years from Queen Elizabeth II to Kate Middleton.

Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, 3 June 1937 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, 3 June 1937 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day 20th November 1947 Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day 20th November 1947 Photo (C) GETTY
Grace Kelly's iconic wedding dress was designed by Helen Rose of MGM for her 1956 marriage to Prince Ranier III of Monaco. Photo (C) GETTY
Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress was designed by Helen Rose of MGM for her 1956 marriage to Prince Ranier III of Monaco. Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones on their wedding day in 1960 Photo (C) AFP, GETTY IMAGES
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones on their wedding day in 1960 Photo (C) AFP, GETTY IMAGES
King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium in 1960 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium in 1960 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Will Meghan look to Queen Elizabeth II who wore a gown designed by Norman Hartnell for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947?

The white satin gown was made with soft Damascus Prokar which was purchased with rationing coupons following the end of the Second World War.

Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark and King Constantine II of Greece on their wedding day in 1964 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark and King Constantine II of Greece on their wedding day in 1964 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot during their wedding in 1978 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Caroline of Monaco and Philippe Junot during their wedding in 1978 Photo (C) GETTY
King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Noor in 1978 Photo (C) GETTY (2)
King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Noor in 1978 Photo (C) GETTY (2)
Princess Diana with Prince Charles on their wedding day Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Diana with Prince Charles on their wedding day Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson wave outside of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, 1986 Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson wave outside of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, 1986 Photo (C) GETTY
Lady Helen Windsor and Tim Taylor on their wedding day in 1992. Her dress was designed by Catherine Walker Photo (C) GETTY
Lady Helen Windsor and Tim Taylor on their wedding day in 1992. Her dress was designed by Catherine Walker Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Abdallah and Queen Rania of Jordan in 1993 Photo (C) AFP, GETTY
Prince Abdallah and Queen Rania of Jordan in 1993 Photo (C) AFP, GETTY

Kate Middleton’s stunning vintage-inspired wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and featured a corset and floral lace sleeves.

The iconic ivory dress reportedly cost £250,000 and has inspired many copies since.

Princess Marie-Chantel of Greece and Father Robert Miller on her wedding day in 1995 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Marie-Chantel of Greece and Father Robert Miller on her wedding day in 1995 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon of Norway on their wedding in 2001 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon of Norway on their wedding in 2001 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Martha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn on their wedding day in 2002 PhoPrincess Martha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn on their wedding day in 2002 Photo (C) GETTYto (C) GETTY
Princess Martha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn on their wedding day in 2002 Photo (C) GETTY
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain on their wedding in 2004 Photo (C) WIREIMAGE
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain on their wedding in 2004 Photo (C) WIREIMAGE
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark after their wedding in 2004 Photo (C) AFP, GETTY IMAGES
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark after their wedding in 2004 Photo (C) AFP, GETTY IMAGES
Crown Praincess Victoria & Daniel Westling of Sweden on 19th June 2010 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Crown Praincess Victoria & Daniel Westling of Sweden on 19th June 2010 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey Photo (C) GETTY
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco on their wedding day in 2011 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco on their wedding day in 2011 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Claire Of Luxembourg and Prince Felix Of Luxembourg on their wedding day in 2013 Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Claire Of Luxembourg and Prince Felix Of Luxembourg on their wedding day in 2013 Photo (C) GETTY
The Wedding of Princess Madeleine & Christopher O'Neill on June 8, 2013 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The Wedding of Princess Madeleine & Christopher O’Neill on June 8, 2013 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is seen with his new wife Princess Sofia of Sweden after their marriage ceremony at The Royal Palace Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is seen with his new wife Princess Sofia of Sweden after their marriage ceremony at The Royal Palace Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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