The wait is over! After much speculation over who will receive the honor of designing Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress for her royal wedding, the big moment is finally here. Princess Eugenie has just arrived at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, revealing that her wedding dress is a gorgeous gown by Peter Pilotto. Unsurprisingly, it’s totally fit for this fairytale event.
As confirmed this morning, Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown was created by British designer Peter Pilotto. Featuring a slight off the shoulder neckline, long sleeves, and train, the wedding dress couldn’t feel more regal and so does Eugenie, who looked positively radiant in the classic frock. The Princess opted to skip the veil—a good idea for this incredibly windy day—and topped her wedding look off with The Queen’s personal Greville Emerald tiara, designed by Boucheron in 1921. Talk about something borrowed! She also chose Charlotte Olympia shoes for her wedding—another nod to British fashion.
Princess Eugenie has been envisioning her dream dress since the very beginning. “[The dress] is the one thing that I was really decisive about,” the bride previously told Vogue U.K. “As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.” But just like other royal brides before her (remember the insane frenzy over who would design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?), she kept the name of the designer to herself until the big day. However, she did reveal a hint about the label: “I’m not telling anyone who is making it, but I can say it is a British-based designer,” she said.
Based on this tidbit, royal fans speculated that the dress would be designed by either Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, or Erdem, with the latter two both confirming they were not in line to design this royal wedding gown. Erdem was the dress Eugenie chose for her official engagement photo, after all! Thus, as was the case with Meghan Markle, folks across the pond began placing bets on potential dress designers that Eugenie may have tapped, and those placed on Erdem surged. As it turns out, the speculation was very wrong, and we got another surprise, just like with Meghan’s dress.
Keep scrolling for more photos of Princess Eugenie in her gorgeous gown.