Wedding dress of Princess Anne

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First wedding

The wedding dress worn by Princess Anne for her marriage to Mark Phillips on 14 November 1973 at Westminster Abbey was designed by Maureen Baker, the chief designer for the ready-to-wear label Susan Small; she had previously designed outfits for the princess.[1]

The dress was an embroidered "Tudor-style" wedding dress with a high collar and "mediaeval sleeves".[2] The train was embroidered by Lock's Embroiderers.[3] Anne was said to have designed many aspects of the dress herself.[4] Compared to previous royal wedding dresses, it was described as "simplistic" and was noted as being close to contemporary 1970s wedding fashions.[5][6]

Second wedding

For her second wedding ceremony on 12 December 1992 at Crathie Kirk, Anne wore a white jacket over a "demure, cropped-to-the-knee dress" and a spray of white flowers in her hair.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Royal wedding dresses through the years". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "On this day...197: Crowds cheer marriage of Princess Anne". BBC. 14 November 1973. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  3. ^ Nina Grunfeld, The Royal Shopping Guide (W. Morrow, 1984)
  4. ^ Anne Matheson, Princess Anne: a royal girl of our time (Crown Publishers, 1973)
  5. ^ Alfred J. López, Postcolonial whiteness: a critical reader on race and empire (SUNY Press, 2005) 49
  6. ^ Catherine Woram, Wedding dress style: the indispensable style-file for brides-to-be (Apple, 1993), 46