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A look at the history of royal wedding gowns (VIDEO)


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Sophia Swinford - published on 05/19/18

The dresses may have changed, but the excitement about them has not.

Today is the day when all those who love the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding will be watching for whatever glimpses they can catch of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel. And the one aspect that will probably inspire the most attention and comments — even by those otherwise not taken with this event — will be the wedding gown.

The bridge’s gown has been kept entirely under wraps until today, but until the big reveal, the Royal Family Twitter account has provided a throwback video of past royal wedding gowns, along with the history behind them…

Along with the Royal Collection Trust, they also gave us some more fun facts about royal wedding gowns. Did you know …?

For more royal wedding dress trivia, click here.

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