Wedding dress of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott

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Wedding dress of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott
DesignerNorman Hartnell
Year1935
TypePink bridal gown
MaterialSatin

The wedding dress of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott was worn at her wedding to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester on 6 November 1935 in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace. Alice was the third daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch and his wife Lady Margaret Bridgeman, and Henry was the third son of King George V and Queen Mary.

The dress was designed by Norman Hartnell, and would prove the first of many collaborations with members of the British royal family, one of which was the wedding dress of Princess Elizabeth in 1947.[1] The dress was made of satin. The colour of the dress was described by Hartnell as "glimmer of pearl", whilst others have called it "blush pink" or simply "blush-coloured".[2] This choice of colour was unusual for a royal bride; however, due to her age, Alice wished to have a "less maiden tone".[1] Orange blossoms covered the neckline of the dress, and the veil was constructed from tulle instead of the traditional lace.[2] In terms of jewellery, Alice wore a pearl necklace, pearl stud earrings, and a tiara. Her bouquet was a mixture of roses and lilies.[3]

Alice was photographed in the dress by renowned photographer Yevonde Middleton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bowles, Hamish (18 May 2018). "The Royal Bride Who Wore Pink". Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Wedding Wednesday: Alice, Duchess of Gloucester's Gown". The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901-2004) on her wedding day". Royal Collection Trust. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

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