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Princess Eugenie Followed All The Rules At Her Wedding, But Broke One Royal Tradition

Date October 16, 2018 12:31

The wedding of Princess Eugenie was fabulous – everything seemed to have been taken care of and accounted for. The beautiful Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos dress worn by Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter left fashion critics simply speechless, though many considered it an unforgivable violation of a tradition.

A dream wedding.

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Princess Eugenie and businessman Jack Brooksbank announced the upcoming grand wedding as early as January 22, 2018, but they had to wait a reasonable amount of time after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But finally, to the sounds of Andrea Bocelli's voice, the lovebirds tied the knot in St. George's Chapel.

Despite following the protocol to the letter they decided to ignore one tradition.

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The princess avoided sharing details of her outfit for the great day, and when it came she managed to impress everyone with her choice: a dress with a V-neck that favorably highlighted her figure. But what attracted the attention of most spectators was that she did not wear a bridal veil – an accessory that has been part of the royal tradition for generations.

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However, Princess Eugenie of York was not the only one to break the rules. One of the guests, Cara Delevingne, showed up in something that was as far from a classic below the knees dress (as dictated by the dress code) as it could be – a tuxedo!

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What are the other wedding rules?

The wedding dress should be white: this tradition dates back to 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. This was a custom followed by all other members of royalty, which was also adapted by commoners.

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A tiara is a must: it is a custom that also enhances the royal status. As for Princess Eugenie of York, she was expected to wear the same one as her mother Sarah Ferguson. However, the girl decided to opt for the stunning Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara.

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There should be myrtle in the bridal bouquet: this is another custom that has been followed since the days of Queen Victoria. According to the beliefs, the plant brings good fortune and love.

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Should Princess Eugenie have worn a veil or not? The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson has won the praise of many with her classic style, but how important is it to observe all the traditions?

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