Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's daughter, got married to Jack Brooksbank on Friday, October 12th, at St. George's Chapel. She chose a wedding dress that made a statement while also featuring some meaningful symbols.
The gorgeous wedding dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, founders of the Peter Pilotto label. The exquisite gown featured a fitted bodice and a full pleated skirt.
At a first glance, Eugenie's dress looked quite different from Meghan Markle's and Kate Middleton's. For one thing, Princess Eugenie chose to go without a veil and her dress revealed more skin than the Duchesses' did. However, there was actually one thing all the dresses had in common.
Eugenie's wedding dress
The fabric used to make the dress included some significant symbols that have unique meaning to Princess Eugenie. One of them is a thistle for Scotland, which tells of the couple's love for Balmoral - the royal family's Scotland estate.
Eugenie's gown also featured a shamrock for Ireland, which is the Princess' way of paying tribute to her mother's family, while the york rose and the ivy represent the couple's home.
Princess Eugenie also chose to make another major statement by giving her dress a low-back detail so she could show off her scars from a surgery she had when she was 12 to correct scoliosis.
Meghan's wedding dress
Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry in that same venue in May, also wore a dress that told a story. The Duchess' wedding gown featured meaningful emblems that represented all the 53 countries of the British Commonwealth.
Prince Harry was named the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by Queen Elizabeth, and Meghan wanted to show how much she appreciated the opportunity to do her part and support the commonwealth.
Kate Middleton's wedding dress
Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011. One similarity between her dress and Eugenie's is that Kate also incorporated the shamrock, the rose, the thistle and the daffodil each representing Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, respectively.
The tiaras were the brides' something borrowed
Princess Eugenie's Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara was borrowed from Queen Elizabeth. Meghan Markle wore Queen Mary's diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, while Kate Middleton wore the Cartier 'Halo' tiara, both of which were on loan from the Queen as well.