Memorably, the gown was designed to show Eugenie's scar on her back.
Princess Eugenie's wedding gown captured the media's attention this past October—and now, the royal family is giving the public the chance to see it up close.
The dress, designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, will go on display in Windsor Castle as a part of the exhibition "A Royal Wedding: HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank." The exhibition's online description notes that Pilotto and De Vos researched previous wedding dresses worn by the royal family, and over the course of several fittings with Princess Eugenie, developed the final design.
That design included some meaningful symbols, including a reference to Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Eugenie's mother's Irish heritage, and the couple's own home, Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace.
As we learned at the time of her wedding, Princess Eugenie "specifically requested a low back to show the scar from surgery she underwent aged 12 to correct scoliosis," per the Royal Collection Trust. Eugenie has made an effort to speak out about her experience with the disease, notably sharing her own x-rays in an Instagram post for Scoliosis Awareness Day this past year.
The dress—likely the exhibition's main draw—will go on display alongside the Greville Tiara, which Eugenie wore to her wedding, and Jack Brooksbank's morning suit.
It will be the first time that the Greville Tiara, made by Boucheron in 1919, will go on public display. The stunning piece features "brilliant rose diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side," the Duke of York noted in a tweet, and was leant to Eugenie by Queen Elizabeth.
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