Most women dream of meeting their prince (or princess) and one day having that fairytale wedding that they have been planning from the time they were little girls. While it may never happen, there are a select few women who truly get the enchanting wedding of their dreams, especially the royal brides.
From the moment that the royal engagement has been announced, there is a lot of preparation that must take place for the wedding to be a success. One of those things, and arguably the most important aspect is the wedding dress. These dresses are made by some of the world's top and most sought-after designers, and many of them require many months and in some cases years to be constructed.
With all of the buzz surrounding the recent wedding of Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, we thought that it was only fitting to take a look back at some of the most beautiful (and expensive) royal wedding gowns. Will you be able to identify these princesses in their stunning dresses? There is only one way to find out just how much you know, and that is by taking this quiz!
The most recent royal wedding was that of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who tied the knot in May of 2018. On her big day, the former American actress was seen wearing a Givenchy gown accompanied by Queen Elizabeth’s diamond bandeau tiara.
Princess (now Queen) Letizia married Prince Felipe of Spain in the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in May of 2004. She wore a custom ivory long-sleeved gown with gold and floral patterns and a structured collar. The dress was designed by Manuel Pertegaz.
Sophie Rhys Jones married Prince Edward (the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II) in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 1999. The V-neck dress was made from hand-dyed ivory silk organza and was designed by Samantha Shaw.
Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill wed at the Royal Palace Chapel in Stockholm Sweden, back in 2013 after being together for approximately 2 years. She wore a custom gown and veil designed by Valentino Garavani.
Princess Marie-Chantel married Prince Pavlos of Greece in 1995 where she wore a pearl-encrusted ivory silk dress which had a 4.5-meter-long train made of Chantilly lace. The dress, which was designed by Valentino Garavani, reportedly took four months to create at a cost of $225,000.
Princess Elizabeth II (now Queen) married Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey in London in 1947. She was seen wearing an ivory satin wedding dress covered with hand-embroidered pearls in a floral design. The dress was designed by Norman Hartnell.
Princess (now Queen) Rania Yassin of Jordan married Prince Abdullah in Amman in July of 1993. The elaborate wedding gown featured a silk short-sleeved arm with gold embroidery which was designed by Bruce Oldfield.
Alessandra de Osma met her prince, Christian of Hanover, when she was his tour guide while visiting Peru. A few years later the two got married in Lima, where she wore an all-lace mock-necked gown which was designed by Jorge Vazquez.
Princess Charlene married Prince Albert of Monaco in 2011, where she wore a custom wedding dress by Armani Privè. The dress featured an off-the-shoulder neckline and slim silhouette which incorporated lace and was accompanied by a five-meter-long train.
Queen Jetsun Pema became the youngest living ruler of any country when she married King Jigme in 2011. On her wedding day, she wore a gold traditional dress that included a multi-colored print and was accompanied by statement jewelry.
Princess Margaret (the sister of Queen Elizabeth II) married Antony Armstrong Jones in 1960 at Westminster Abbey. The dress she was seen in was designed by Norman Hartnell and was reportedly created 13 years prior to the wedding.
Sofia Hellqvist married Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland back in 2015. She was seen wearing a hand-made lace dress which was designed by Ida Sjöstedt and was paired with a tiara that was given to her as a gift by her in-laws.
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands married Claus von Amsberg in a civil ceremony in Amsterdam back in 1966. She was seen wearing a custom gown and 2-meter long train that was designed by Caroline Berge-Farwick of Maison Linette.
Princess Anne is the second child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In 1973, she married Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey. The trumpet sleeve dress which she wore, featured a mock neckline and was designed by Maureen Baker for Susan Small.
Kate Middleton and Prince William became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 when they married at Westminster Abbey. Her long lace sleeved wedding gown was custom created for her by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and is estimated to be worth over $300,000.
Princess Claire Lademacher and Prince Felix of Luxembourg wed in 2013 where the princess wore a custom-made gown created by Elie Saab. It was accompanied by a three-meter-long train, which was said to be hand embroidered with Chantilly lace.
Princess Maria Carolina is the youngest daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and the Duke of Parma, Carlos Hugo. On her wedding day, she wore a custom-made Addy van den Krommenacker sheath dress that incorporated lace from her mother’s wedding dress.
Princess Stephanie de Lannoy married Prince Guillaume, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg at the Our Lady of Luxembourg Cathedral where she wore a custom Elie Saab dress that included a 1.5. meter long train that was hand-embroidered with over 50,000 pearls.
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew (the son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh) married in 1986. She was seen wearing an ivory heavily beaded gown accompanied by a 2-meter long train, which was designed by African-born couturier Lindka Cierach.
Princess Maxima (now-queen) married King Willem Alexander in 2002 ceremony where she was seen wearing a Mikado silk gown with a five-meter-long train of embroidered lace. The custom-made dress belonged to the Valentino fashion house.
Princess Diana married Prince Charles of Wales in one of the most talked about royal weddings to date, back in 1981. On her big day, she wore a custom gown which was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel and was accompanied by one of the longest trains in history.
Princess Martha-Louise of Norway is the daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, who married her fiancé Ari Behn in 2002. She wore a dress designed by Wenche Lyche that was topped with an ivory coat and attached train.
Actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco tied the knot in 1956 where she was seen wearing a dress created by MGM costume designer Helen Rose, who had also dressed the actress for films including "The Swan" and "High Society."
Princess Mette-Marit married Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in Oslo back in 2001. On her big day, she wore a simple custom gown that she designed with Norwegian designer Ove Harder Finseth.
Princess Mary of Denmark married Crown Prince Frederick in the Copenhagen Cathedral back in May of 2004. Her wedding gown was designed by Danish Designer Uffe Frank and it was accompanied by a 100-year-old crown.
Princess Masako of Japan married her fiancé Prince Naruhito in multiple ceremonies in 1993. Her first outfit was a traditional Japanese outfit but was later changed for their first Audience Ceremony, where she was seen wearing a formal white gown, long silk gloves, and a diamond tiara.
Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau has married her now-husband, Dutch Prince Johan Friso in 2004 where she wore a custom gown by Viktor & Rolf. Rather than the beadwork which is typically seen in royal wedding dresses, her dress was covered in dozens of bows.
Elisabetta Rosboch married Prince Amedeo of Belgium in a ceremony back in 2014 where she was seen wearing an ivory gown with lace neck and shoulder detail. A 5-meter-long point d’esprit tulle veil accompanied the Valentino gown.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wed Prince Daniel Westling in a ceremony in Stockholm in July of 2010. The simple yet classic cream silk satin dress was designed by Swedish designer Par Engsheden and was accompanied by a 5-meter-long train.
Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark married Don Jian Carlos of Spain in a ceremony celebrating both of their heritages back in 1962. She was seen wearing a lame gown with ¾ sleeves which were covered by lace and tulle. The dress was designed by Jean Desses.
Camilla Parker Bowles is the second wife of Prince Charles whom he married in 2005. For the occasion, she wore a dress coat that was designed by Robinson Valentine with an accompanied headpiece by Philip Treacy. Instead of using the title princess, she is called the Duchess of Cornwall.
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married Prince Albert, Duke of York back in 1923, where she was seen wearing a silk crepe gown with pearl and silver embellishments. The design was created by Madame Handley Seymour, the former dressmaker for Queen Mary.
Princess Anne Marie of Denmark married her third cousin, King Constantine of Greece, in a ceremony in 1964, where she was seen wearing a custom-made gown designed by Danish designer Jørgen Bender. It was accessorized with the Khedive of Egypt Cartier tiara.