Princess Anne, 1973
Princess Anne worked closely with designer Maureen Baker to bring to life the vision she had for her wedding to Captain Mark Phillips. She looked demure and serene when she walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey in a high-necked Tudor-style gown, embellished with seed pearls and long, dramatic, medieval sleeves that ballooned from her wrists and trailed almost to the floor. The pin-tucked bodice ensured that, despite the full coverage, the dress was flattering and elegant. Princess Anne’s two-metre satin train was augmented by the fine tulle of her veil, which was held in place by the striking Queen Mary Fringe tiara. The tiara was also won by Princess Elizabeth at her 1947 wedding, having been fashioned from a necklace given to Queen Victoria for her wedding in 1893.