What Royal Family Wears to Weddings

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The royal family is known for bringing style, especially when it comes to weddings. Although she is never one to overshadow the bride (Kate Middleton is even a fan of wearing looks as a wedding guest), members of the royal family never fail to appear effortlessly chic when attending at the wedding of other family members or close friends. In honor of Princess Eugenie’s upcoming wedding this weekend, let’s take a look at what the royal family has worn to other people’s weddings over the years.

1 out of 38

November 1973

For the wedding of her daughter, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth chose a deep cobalt blue dress and a matching pillbox hat.

2 out of 38

June 1981

Just a month before her wedding to Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer wore a red flowered dress with a high collar and a fitted waist for Nicholas Soames’ wedding in Westminster, London.

3 out of 38

July 1981

For the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth chose a bright turquoise dress associated with white gloves, pearls and a matching hat with floral ornaments.

4 out of 38

July 1981

For the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Prince Philip matched his son in a dark blue Royal Air Force suit.

5 out of 38

September 1982

Princess Diana chose a pink dress with a white tie and a matching hat for the wedding of former roommate Carolyn Pride and William Bartholomew at Chelsea Old Church.

6 out of 38

October 1983

Making her way through the paparazzi at the wedding of her friend Anne Bolton, Princess Diana was chic in a gray striped coat, a white ruffled blouse and a matching felt hat with a silk bow.

7 out of 38

July 1986

Queen Elizabeth chose a periwinkle outfit for the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, pairing it with her signature pearls and white gloves.

9 out of 38

May 1989

Hand in hand with Prince William and Prince Harry, Princess Diana attended the wedding of Duke Hussey’s daughter wearing a two-tone coat with gold buttons, a beige skirt and a cream hat.

ten out of 38

September 1989

For the wedding of her brother, Viscount Spencer Althorp, with the model Victoria Lockwood, Princess Diana wore a white and gray costume dress designed by Catherine Walker.

11 out of 38

July 1992

Princess Diana completed her green dress with a bow-tie hat and black pumps while attending the wedding of Lady Helen Windsor and the art dealer Tim Taylor, accompanied by Prince Harry.

12 out of 38

July 1994

Princess Diana arrived alone to attend the wedding of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones and Daniel Chatto, dressed in a navy skirt, a wide-brimmed hat and black pointy heels.

Get the look: Merlette navy dress, $ 664, matchesfashion.com.


13 out of 38

April 2005

For the church’s blessing at the civil marriage ceremony between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, the queen wore a cream and yellow tweed coat dress, a matching hat and black gloves.

14 out of 38

May 2008

Members of the British royal family attended the marriage of Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly. The Queen and Camilla were elegant with feathered headdresses.

15 out of 38

April 2011

For the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth wore a light yellow dress, a matching hat with floral details, a diamond brooch and white gloves.

16 out of 38

April 2011

Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York arrived at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in unforgettable hats.

18 out of 38

June 2011

Just days after her first Trooping the Color, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding of Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin in Lambourn, England, wearing a printed Zara dress and a black hat. Prince William was not present, but Kate was present with her sister Pippa Middleton.

19 out of 38

July 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined other members of the royal family for the wedding of the queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips, to rugby player Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, Scotland.

20 out of 38

July 2011

Princess Eugenie attended the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in a brown dress, an elegant white blazer and a matching fascinator.

21 out of 38

July 2011

Unlike the more discreet look of her sister Eugenie, Princess Beatrice arrived at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in a turquoise skirt with floral applications, a matching jacket and a fascinator.

22 out of 38

June 2012

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding of Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt, Kate recycled a Jenny Packham dress she previously wore for a polo match in 2011, with a gray coat and a simple fascinator.

Have the look: Misdirected ruffle dress, $ 37, misguidedus.com.


23 out of 38

March 2013

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding of Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mark Tomlinson in Arosa, Switzerland, wrapped in a beige jacket with a fur stole and a brown pillbox hat.

Get the look: Forever 21 faux fur scarf, $ 13, forever21.com.


24 out of 38

May 2013

During her pregnancy with Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by her police protection officer, attended the wedding of William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene wearing a black and white polka dot dress, a blazer black and a matching fascinator with feathers.

26 out of 38

June 2013

Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie attended another wedding together, this time the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas Van Straubenzee in Alnwick, England. The two wore blue and white looks, with Cressida at the top of her dress with a sparkling dark blue jacket and floral hair accessories and Eugenie wearing a turquoise blue dress, a jacket inspired by the matching motorcycle and a white fascinator.

27 out of 38

June 2013

Princess Beatrice also attended the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas Van Straubenzee with her boyfriend at the time, Dave Clark. She wore a cobalt blue dress, a black fascinator and black pumps.

28 out of 38

March 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding of Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett, with elegant Kate in a dusty blue tweed coat, printed dress, black hat and jewelry earrings.

29 out of 38

June 2015

Princess Eugenie of York and boyfriend Jack Brooksbank arrived at the wedding of Charlie Colburn and Charlie Driver. Eugenie wore a two-tone beige and black dress, a cream-colored fascinator and black pumps.

30 out of 38

May 2017

At Sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge shone in a silky blush dress by Alexander McQueen and a matching fascinator. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also adorable in their page boy and flower girl looks.

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