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Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress goes on public display at Windsor Castle

Two Windsor Castle wardens view the wedding dress worn by Princess Beatrice of York at her July 2020 wedding, which was originally worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in the 1960s, ahead of it going on public display at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress goes on public display at Windsor Castle

The public can now get a glimpse of Princess Beatrice's beautiful wedding gown in a new display at Windsor Castle.

Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress goes on public display at Windsor Castle

The gown worn by Britain’s Princess Beatrice at her scaled down wedding two months ago goes on display to the public on Thursday at Windsor Castle where her “secret” marriage took place.

Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the castle to the west of London in July in a private ceremony without the usual pomp and fanfare that royal weddings usually attract.

Britain’s Princess Beatrice of York gestures alongside her wedding dress, which was originally worn by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in the 1960s, as she talks with Royal Collection Trust curator Caroline de Guitaut, ahead of the dress going on public display at Windsor Castle. Steve Parsons/REUTERS

The couple had planned to marry in May but the coronavirus lockdown, which restricted the number of guests, forced them to reschedule and have a low-key ceremony instead which was only attended by close family including the 94-year-old monarch.

For the occasion, Beatrice, 32, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, the queen’s second son, and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore a remodelled taffeta, ivory dress designed by Norman Hartnell which Elizabeth herself first wore in the 1960s and loaned to her granddaughter for the wedding.

Details are seen of the wedding dress worn by Princess Beatrice of York at her July 2020 wedding. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The ninth-in-line to the British throne was reunited with her dress at the castle on Wednesday for a photocall to publicise the upcoming display.

“This royal wedding dress is particularly unique because I think it’s the first time in royal history and certainly in modern royal history, say from the 18th or 19th century onwards, that an existing dress … has been reworn and turned into a wedding dress,” said the display’s curator Caroline de Guitaut.

“So it’s a very special, very unique piece.”

Caroline de Guitaut, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art, views the wedding dress worn by Princess Beatrice. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Also to go on display at Windsor will be Beatrice’s wedding shoes, made by Valentino, and a replica of her bridal bouquet.

However, the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the queen wore for her own wedding in 1947 and lent Beatrice for the day, will not feature.

READ MORE: Look back at Princess Beatrice’s stunning wedding photos.

Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi leave The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge after their wedding, in Windsor, Britain, in this official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications on July 18, 2020. Benjamin Wheeler/Pool via REUTERS

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