With only a few months to go until her big day, Princess Beatrice will no doubt be in full wedding planning mode.
While some details of her nuptials to Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have been released, any information about the royal wedding dress is under strict lock and key.
So, what do we know so far? The wedding is set to take place on May 29th at The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, where Prince Andrew will walk Beatrice down the aisle, followed by a private reception hosted by the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
But with a string of high profile royal weddings taking place over the past two years, including sister Eugenie's and Meghan Markle's, it looks as though Beatrice is after a more understated affair; with the couple announcing that the wedding is not going to be televised and will be privately-funded - which will most likely mean Beatrice won't be arriving to the church in a horse and carriage.
Most importantly, though, what does all this mean for the wedding dress? Will Bea go all out with another over-the-top, traditional designer dress only fit for a royal bride or will she go the more minimalist route?
We've got low down on all your burning questions about the royal wedding of the year:
Who will design Princess Beatrice's wedding dress?
Currently, this is anyone's guess, but most likely it will be a British designer - a precedent set by royal brides dating back to Queen Victoria, who popularised white wedding dresses after wearing a cream gown made of Belgian lace.
While Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and Peter Pilotto have all been claimed by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Kate Middleton), Meghan Markle and Eugenie respectively, there are still a few other big names to consider.
From Jenny Packham's (one of Kate's go-to designers) romantic 1920s silhouettes, to Emilia Wickstead's modern masterpieces and Alice Temperley's romantic lace wedding gowns, it's going to be hard to pick.
Bea also already has relationships with several high-end designers, remember the Claire Mischevani baby blue coat she wore to Royal Ascot in 2018?
Or her electric blue Ralph & Russo bridesmaid look for Eugenie's wedding?
The fashion house are known for their red carpet dresses, even designing Meghan Markle's engagement gown, so it could be the perfect fit if Beatrice is after a real Cinderella moment.
One thing we have to remember with previous royal weddings is that the designer has always been quite surprisingly. While it's hard to imagine now, no-one would have thought of Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen to design Kate's exquisite dress.
So who are the high-fashion front runners? Although technically Burberry's Creative Director Riccardo Tisci is Italian, the brand is one of the most famous British fashion houses. With Riccardo designing wedding gowns for Kim Kardashian West, Lara Stone and Jessica Chastain's, this would be surely be a real fashion moment for the young royal.
Likewise with Victoria Beckham, who became a surprisingly bridal designer to watch when she made BFF Eva Longoria's wedding dress. If Bea's after pure minimalist perfection, VB is the way to go.
That being said, we couldn't think of anyone more perfect to dress Beatrice on her big day than the reigning Queen of British fashion, Dame Vivienne Westwood, who's beautifully draped wedding gowns have become synonymous with one of the most iconic bridal moments in cinematic history, AKA Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City.
How will Beatrice's style influence the design?
Although Princess Beatrice hasn't always been known for her fashion choices (except perhaps for the Philip Treacy hat she wore to Prince William and Kate's 2011 wedding) she has put her best fashion foot forward lately:
Favouring brands like Zimmerman (which she wore in her official engagement portrait), Self-Portrait and Amanda Wakeley for royal engagements, Beatrice's most high fashion moment to date would have to been the green Vampire's Wife dress she wore to Ellie Goulding's 2019 wedding:
Having spent years in the limelight on official duties, Beatrice tends to stick to the same formula of midi dresses with a high round neck and quarter-length sleeves in bold colours or florals, so we expect she will choose a similar high neck design for her wedding day.
How will Beatrice's dress compare to other royal brides?
In recent royal history, the bigger the venue the bigger the dress, as was the case with Princess Diana, Kate Middleton and Sarah, Duchess of York's weddings at Westminster Abbey.
Even Princess Eugenie had a long dramatic train on her big day:
So how will Beatrice's dress compare to these gowns?
The fact that the wedding is being held at The Chapel Royal (where Queen Victoria wed), which is a much smaller church than Windsor's grand St George's Chapel is a telling sign that this will be a much more low-key affair and the dress will surely reflect this.
While both Kate and Eugeine's gowns featured full pleated skirts, with cascading ruffled folds at the back which flowed into a full-length train, we expect Bea to go for a more minimalist aesthetic, similar to Meghan Markle's Givenchy gown:
Beatrice's cousin Zara Phillips' had a similarly small affair for her 2011 wedding in Edinburgh, where she wore an elegant fuss-free gown by Stewart Parvin:
What all these wedding dresses have in common, though, is hiding secret meanings in the details of each design.
Eugenie's dress featured a White Rose of York, while Meghan's included Commonwealth flowers in her train, and Kate's lace sleeves featured roses, daffodils, thistles and shamrocks - the national emblems of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
It's all in the details for these royal brides and Beatrice will no doubt follow suit, incorporating her own touching tribute into the fabric of the gown.
Will Beatrice have a second reception dress?
With Meghan Markle choosing a knockout halter by Stella McCartney and Eugenie opting for a blush coloured gown from Zac Posen, a second dress for the reception is a no-brainer.
We have a feeling Bea also will opt for a different designer than her bridal gown, giving her the freedom to let her hair down with a more personal style design, like sister Eugenie.
While most brides opt for a shorter style dress to dance the night away, we think Bea will opt for a fuller A-line length dress, like Kate's dreamy Alexander McQueen gown, for something that is a little more understated with a personal touch.
Will Beatrice wear a tiara?
Every royal bride in recent years has worn a tiara, loaned by the Queen, so we'll be surprised if Bea doesn't choose to wear a diamond encrusted headpiece for the occasion.
I mean, if regular folks wear crowns on their wedding day, would we expect anything less from a real life Princess?
Eugenie was loaned the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara from the Queen:
But we think Fergie's Diamond Diadem Tiara by Garrard & Co she wore to her 1986 nuptials (which was a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth) would add the perfect something borrowed touch.
So there you have it, all the low down on the first royal wedding of the decade.
Now, all we have to do is wait till May 29th to see which dress Princess Beatrice chooses for her big day..
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