June 2, 2023

Princess Eugenie induced a stir when she swapped her Peter Pilotto marriage ceremony gown for a daring second robe for her night reception with Jack Brooksbank in October 2018.

Sarah Ferguson’s daughter selected a blush robe by Zac Posen, and whereas there are only a few pictures of the royal bride in her second outfit, the designer delighted followers by sharing a uncommon behind-the-scenes look again in 2020. To mark the couple’s second anniversary, he posted a snap of the newlyweds trying within the different course as they posed for official pictures inside Windsor Citadel, with suit-clad Jack wrapping his arm round his new spouse.

It highlighted Eugenie’s beautiful robe, with lengthy sheer sleeves, a wrapped bodice, a fitted waist and, most notably, a practice that billowed round her legs. 

“Happiest 2nd Anniversary pricey Princess Eugenie & Jack! It was so particular creating this robe for this glorious second in your life, being with you and the household on the magnificent magical day, I’ll bear in mind without end wishing you each continued love and happiness at all times along with your new child angel on the way in which,” Zac captioned the behind-the-scenes picture.

Whereas many admired the gown, others have been left confused over the background, which noticed the pink classic carpet and the velvet chair repeated in a smudged mirror picture. “What’s going on within the background? it wrecks my focus on the gorgeous gown and completely lovely color,” wrote one, and one other added: “Why is that this photoshopped a lot and so poorly? They appear to be transposed into this pieced-together faux background.”

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The night reception gown went on show at Windsor Citadel


It is potential that Zac selected to hide the background intentionally as a way to defend the royal couple and their visitors’ privateness. Others weren’t deterred by the background, and could not take their eyes off Eugenie. “This robe was a masterpiece,” a 3rd commented, and a fourth added: “Breathtaking work Zac.”

However do you know Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter truly primarily based her second marriage ceremony gown on a movie star? Eugenie took inspiration from actress-turned-royal Grace Kelly’s lovely robe within the 1955 movie, To Catch a Thief, full with the identical structured bodice and flowing skirt however with modest lengthy sleeves, as an alternative of the strapless neckline.

Prince Andrew and Princess Eugenie walk up the steps ahead of her royal wedding© Getty
Princess Eugenie’s first marriage ceremony gown had a low again to indicate off her scoliosis scar

The Royal Household’s web site mentioned the pastel hue was impressed by the fantastic thing about Windsor and the blush of an English rose. “Mr Posen took his inspiration from the White Rose of York,” the web site added. In one other refined tribute to Eugenie’s heritage, Zac ensured the White Rose of York was embroidered on each the shoulder and again which held collectively the cape. 

The robe, made out of silk from the British mill, Biddle Sawyer Silk, went on show at Windsor Citadel alongside Eugenie’s first marriage ceremony gown, her sister Princess Beatrice’s maid-of-honour gown, and her bridesmaid Theodora Williams’ frock.

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Within the audio information, the royal defined: “I wished one thing harking back to Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief so I confirmed that for reference and Zac got here up with this silk that he’d discovered from Manchester. Each single draping impact, each single element, each button, it’s all painstakingly achieved by him and his group.”

See extra pictures from Princess Eugenie’s royal marriage ceremony…

eugenie jack kissing wedding© Getty Photos
The couple bought married at Windsor Citadel
Princess Eugenie© WPA Pool
Eugenie and Jack exchanged vows in October 2018
Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive for Princess Eugenie's wedding© Getty
Zara was pictured in a blue knee-length gown that she battled within the wind
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank left Windsor Castle in an Aston Martin DB10 © Getty
The newlyweds headed to their marriage ceremony reception in an Aston Martin DB10

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