Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is celebrating her 19th wedding anniversary today. Style experts spoke exclusively to Express co uk to analyse her “conservative” wedding dress.
“She reportedly had her mother’s wedding ring stitched into the lining of the dress, close to her heart, as her mother passed away in 1997.”
But this was not the only poignant decision Mary Donaldson made on the day of her wedding, according to the expert.
Ms Burke added: “Mary also sent her bouquet, which contained eucalyptus to represent her Australian roots, back to Australia to be placed on her mother’s grave.”
Crown Princess Mary wore ‘conservative’ wedding dress
Mary Donaldson married Crown Prince Frederik
Ms Burke explained who designed Mary’s dress and the intricate details that were included in the royal gown.
She claimed: “The dress, which was designed by a Danish designer, Uffe Frank, was made with an ivory duchesse satin, with a beautiful mother-of-pearl sheen.
“The skirt contained an impressive eight metres of Irish heirloom lace, folded into panels opening from the hip.
“The choice of lace represented Frederik’s family roots – it had originally been given to his great-grandmother, Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden.
“The six metre-long train was detachable, allowing her to covert her look post ceremony – a trend that is still really popular today.
“She paired her dress with Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden’s veil, which has been passed down to the family – but Mary was the first in-law to wear it.
“It was attached to a tiara which was a gift from her new mother-and father-in-law.”
Megan, the Head Stylist at SilkFred, also shared her thoughts on Crown Princess Mary’s wedding dress.
Crown Princess Mary’s dress was designed by Uffe Frank
She said: “Out of all of the British royals, Mary’s dress certainly strikes a resemblance to the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress with its modern scoop neckline, fitted waist and long sleeves.
“However, the slightly off-white, ivory colour is reminiscent of Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress.”
The expert gave a rough estimation of how much her dress was worth.
Megan claimed: “The exact value of Crown Princess Mary’s wedding dress has not been disclosed, but it is estimated to have cost around £40,000.”
Mary sent her bouquet home to Australia
The expert described the other jewels that Mary wore on her wedding day.
She continued: “Crown Princess Mary wore the Danish Royal Family’s Diamond Floral Tiara on her wedding day, which is made up of diamond flowers and leaves.
“She also wore a pair of diamond earrings that were a wedding gift from her new husband, Crown Prince Frederik.
“Additionally, she wore a diamond and ruby necklace that was a gift from the Australian government, as well as a diamond bracelet that was a family heirloom.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK