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Duchess Of Argyll's Wedding Dress With 9-Foot Train Caused So Much Publicity That It Blocked Traffic For Hours

Date October 9, 2019 13:53

Margaret Whigham, later the Duchess of Argyll, had quite a life. She got engaged to Charles Greville, 7th Earl of Warwick, but the wedding didn’t happen because she fell in love with Charles Sweeny, an American amateur golfer.

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In 1933, Duchess Margaret married her beloved Charles in a spectacular wedding that created a lot of attention but the most interest was caused by the bride’s wedding dress.

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So much so that it became a part of history by blocking traffic for three hours.

A stunning gown that blew everyone away

Margaret Whigham’s wedding dress by Norman Hartnell took a team of 30 people to make. It was created in 6 weeks from a scratch and was shockingly expensive at that time – it cost over $60.

The mesmerizing number featured an embroidered silk satin decorated with pearl and glass beads, as well as delicate tulle with metal wire which was trimmed with wax.

When Duchess Margaret posed in her spectacular gown for her wedding photographs, she required a large room as her 9-foot train and a long veil covered the whole floor and couldn’t be fully captured by a photographer.

The wedding took place at the Brompton Oratory but the dress caused so much publicity that it blocked the traffic in Knightsbridge for three long hours.

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What do people on social media think about the famous gown?

@LeLe Dan:

I love that dress, it looks modern for today's time.

@Antonina MacNeish:

The little flowers in the first wedding dress appear also in queen Elizabeth's wedding dress.

@Coni Torres:

Oh my, I would love to be able to get close and see, and touch them. I would love to see the stitches.

@Jessica Walsh:

Very beautiful.

Margaret and Charles had three children together but, sadly, their union didn’t mean to last and the couple divorced in 1947. Despite that, their wedding will always be a part of history thanks to the dress that made the public go wild.