born 8 August 1988
no 8 in the line of succession
The wedding dress:
In a break from past royal brides, rather than enlisting a couturier to craft a custom garment, Beatrice went vintage. She wore a gown by Norman Hartnell, on loan from the Queen, made from Peau De Soie taffeta and organza, trimmed with Duchess satin, and encrusted with diamanté.
The Queen’s trusted dressmakers, Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin, remodeled and fitted the Hartnell design to flatter the Princess.
Dress on loan from the Queen—and worn with Queen Mary’s diamond fringe tiara, the sparkler the Queen wore on her own wedding day—Beatrice’s look paid tribute to her royal heritage in its own way.