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It’s a Peter Pilotto Wedding Gown for Princess Eugenie & Kate Wore Alexander McQueen

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Alexander McQueen for today’s wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Guests started arriving early at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, on a windy morning. Pippa and James Matthews with James Middleton. 

Lord and Lady Frederick (actress Sophie Winkleman) Windsor. Their daughter, Maud, is one of Eugenie’s bridesmaids. (On a side note it appears Sophie appreciates the Aspinal Midi Mayfair bag, the same design Kate carried to Tuesday’s engagement. I imagine Freddie is carrying it so Sophie can hold on to her hat.)

It was a sunny but very windy morning at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. You can see the Duchess holding on to her hat in this photo.

If wondering just how windy it really was, this will give you an indication.

It looked like Princess Charlotte might have been readying her royal wave as the bridesmaids and page boys arrived.

The maid of honor arrives with the mother of the bride. Princess Beatrice wore Ralph and Russo, and Sarah Ferguson is in an Emma Louise Design; she is carrying a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag that her mother carried when Ms. Ferguson and the Duke of York were married in 1986; her hat is by Jess Collett Hats.

Here you see the bridesmaids and page boys along with the Yorks after the service. (Post originally said this image was from before the service, which is erroneous. Than you to those pointing it out!)

George and Charlotte.

Then it was time to head into the chapel.   

Princess Eugenie waves to the crowd as she is about to go up the steps. Her gown is by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto in London in 2007.

Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara. More from The Royal Order of Splendor:

The tiara …is sort of a deep cut from the royal vaults – one probably only known to those who dig deep into the unworn pieces of the Queen’s jewel collection. This tiara was suspected to be in the royal vaults, but since it hasn’t been worn since it came into royal hands (just, oh, 76 years ago or so), you really couldn’t be sure.

The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was made by Boucheron for the Hon. Mrs. Ronald Greville in 1919 and was bequeathed by Mrs. Greville to Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother, in 1942.

Another look, including the emerald and diamond drop earrings given to the bride by her husband as a wedding gift.

Back to the Order of Splendor:

…the tiara itself hadn’t been seen on any member of the royal family since it was inherited, casting doubt on whether it still existed. (Mrs. Greville was fond of changing her jewels.) We can now obviously confirm that it was in the bequest the entire time. The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was presumably inherited by the Queen on her mother’s death in 2002.

It was just stunning on Eugenie.

NOTE: Initially I incorrectly identified the tiara. Many thanks to those who let me know about the error so I could correct things!

Prince Andrew doing that father of the bride task!

The children awaiting the start of the service. (Savannah and George do not look overly stressed about their responsibilities.)

The Duke of York with his daughter on his arm.

A video from the service.

The Dukes and Duchesses watching the service.

Princess Beatrice read a passage from The Great Gatsby. Evidently, Princess Eugenie read it shortly after meeting Mr. Brooksbank and it reminded her of him, so it has become a favorite of hers.

It was terrific to see the Duke of Edinburgh looking well at today’s ceremony. HM was in an Angela Kelly ensemble.

Now to what Kate wore for Princess Eugenie’s wedding. The Duchess was in a bespoke Alexander McQueen dress.

Many recognized its similarity to Kate’s 2017 Trooping the Colour dress.

This offers a look at the two side by side; you can see the neckline pleating is the same, but the sleeves are puffed at the shoulder. (Did you notice Kate also wore the Queen’s earrings at Trooping the Colour?)

This offers a view of the paper bag waist used on both pieces.

You get a lovely view of the Duchess’s Philip Treacy hat in the photo shown above; here are two more views. Many thanks to Michelle of Perth’s Fashion for sharing the hat information. 

Kate was in a pair of velvet Prada pumps, and it looks like they are from the a/w 2017 collection. Thank you to Heaven QRF for her ID work.   

The burgundy heels have a point toe and a 3.5″ stiletto heel. They are available in very limited sizes at Sevres 24 ($630).

We believe Kate carried a Prada clutch.

The Duchess wore a pair of earrings loaned to her by the Queen, the Diamond Pendant pair.

We’ll leave you with this little wave from the Princess. 

Visit What Kate’s Kids Wore for loads more photos of the children and details on what they wore. For more about what the Duchess of Sussex wore, visit our What Meghan Wore site.

Here are links to videos, as well as some I just embedded here.

Andrea Bocelli performing Panis Angelicus.

The CBC’s 10-minute video covers most of the bases.

USA Today offers more than an hour-and-a-half of celebrities and royals arriving.


  • The Royal Order of Splendor post about the tiara and today’s wedding may be seen here
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Sunday 17th of February 2019

This is real late, like i mean real late. But the hat the DOC is wearing has been previously seen on Lady Kitty Spencer at the July 2018 wedding of Celia McCorquodale and George Woodhouse. Both Harry and Meghan went to that wedding, I maybe wrong but both hats share so much similarities it's crazy

Lindsey Akin

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Pretty much everything about this wedding is looking great to me! Love this colour on the DoC, and like others, the paper-bag waist is not so much of a problem for me as it was on the lighter pink dress.

But of course all eyes are on the bride. I've long been a fan of Princess Eugenie and her look does not disappoint. I'm most in love with the low back to show her scoliosis scar (apparently her spine doctor was in attendance), which will be so empowering for so many who have major scars. And the emeralds look stunning on her.

I'm also loving Beatrices bee brooch, the emerald green on Sarah Ferguson, and am interested so see more of what the DoS was wearing too.


Monday 15th of October 2018

I think I am completely in the minority, but that is what makes fashion fun---the differing views and opinions.

I really do not like anything about this dress except the color. I didn't like the original pink version worn at trooping, so I was never going to like the same dress with the addition of the fussy puffed sleeves.

I did love the shoes, clutch, hair and makeup and those earrings are to die for!

This look just seems heavy and fussy to me and the pleats add bulk around the waist. Only the very slim duchess could carry this look off without looking thick-waisted IMO.

It is always great to see Kate out and about and clearly having fun and enjoying spending time with her in-laws but this look just didnt do anything for me.

Eugenie: I loved the idea of Eugenie's dress, and the silhouette was fantastic, but I didnt like the fabric used. I did think that her hair and makeup looked the best I have ever seen her and the tiara was gorgeous. The emerald earrings were also beautiful. The absence of a veil made her hair and skin and makeup and that delectable jewelry really stand out.


Tuesday 16th of October 2018

I agree with you on both accounts.


Sunday 14th of October 2018

The DOC looked wonderful. Accessories were on point and the entire look was wonderful. Makeup looked flawless as well. Good for her!


Sunday 14th of October 2018

Loved Eugenie's gown. So simple and classic. It fit absolutely perfectly. Royal brides (as all others should) need to focus on the 'longevity' of their gowns. don't want to look back at your photos and think your dress was a 'fad', albeit, many dresses reflect the decade they are worn in, but still, classic and elegance must be the driving force...and Princess Eugenie got it!

Duchess Kate looked perfect in the rich jewel tone, as did Sarah Ferguson! Meghan could have worn something a bit more 'duchess like', the coat over the dress wasn't really what I was anticipating in a church ceremony. A simple A line dress in navy or a rich jewel tone purple would have been striking with her complexion and hair colour.

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