Crown Princess Mary, 2004
Mary Donaldson’s refined, scoop-necked gown was made from the finest duchess satin, heirloom lace panels and a six-metre train trimmed with Chantilly lace. Created by Danish designer Uffe Frank, the dress reportedly took 350 hours of work and incorporated 100-year-old Irish lace worn by Prince Frederik’s great grandmother, Princess Margaret of Sweden, on her wedding day in 1905. Mary’s veil was also Irish lace and was worn with a glittering tiara that had been bestowed by Queen Margrethe II. Her earrings were a teardrop halo, set around luminous South Sea Island pearls.