Wedding dress of Birgitte van Deurs

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Wedding dress of Birgitte van Deurs
DesignerNorman Hartnell
TypeWhite bridal gown
MaterialSwiss organdie

The wedding dress of Birgitte van Deurs was worn at her wedding to Prince Richard of Gloucester on 8 July 1972 at St Andrew's Church, Barnwell, Northamptonshire.

The dress was designed by Norman Hartnell, who first collaborated with the British royal family for the wedding dress of the groom's mother, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. The dress was constructed of Swiss organdie, with a high collar, a simple skirt, long sleeves and a small train.[1]

Instead of wearing a tiara, the bride secured her white tulle veil with a grouping of stephanotis flowers.[2]

The dress was regarded by some as one of Hartnell's more modern creations for the time, incorporating some stylistic features of 1970s fashion.[3]


  1. ^ "Wedding Wednesday: The Duchess of Gloucester's Gown". 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  2. ^ "The 22 Most Gorgeous Royal Wedding Tiara Moments of All Time (slide 15)". Harper's Bazaar Singapore. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ Starbuck, Lydia (8 July 2018). "Royal Wedding Rewind: the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester". Retrieved 11 August 2019.