Photos: Royal wedding dresses

Photos: Royal wedding dresses

Credit: AP

In this undated photo released by the Royal Collection on Thursday April 21 2011, a conservator puts finishing touches to Princess Charlotte's wedding dress (1816). This elaborate cloth-of-silver empire line dress embroidered with flowers and trimmed with Brussels lace, worn when the Princess married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, is 195-years-old, the oldest royal wedding dress that Historic Royal Palaces cares for.As speculation continues as to the design of Catherine Middleton�s wedding dress, a precious collection of historic royal wedding dresses worn by royal brides over the last 200 years have just undergone over 1000 hours of conservation treatment by conservators from Britain's Historic Royal Palaces. The wedding dresses belonging to Princess Charlotte (1816), Queen Victoria (1840), Alexandra of Denmark (1863), Princess Mary of Teck (1893), Princess Margaret (1960) and Princess Alexandra of Kent (1963) are usually carefully stored at Kensington Palace but have been made available to the media and are viewable on the Historic Royal Palaces website. (AP Photo/The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces) MANDATORY CREDIT. NO ARCHIVE NO SALES. SINGLE USE AND IN RELATION TO THE ROYAL WEDDING ONLY

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by Natalie Rivers

azfamily.com

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 3:54 PM

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