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The Greatest Royal Wedding Dresses In History

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The 2018 royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marks another grandiose moment in the annals of royal matrimony. Though celebrity attendees and fancy hats always stand out, everyone always remembers the most beautiful royal wedding dresses. Whether you admit it or not, royal wedding gowns are just another reason you obsess over royal weddings. Stunning royal wedding dresses outshine any and all tiaras, crowns, or sassy royal children, and never cease to keep the bride at the center of the ceremony.

For the royal wedding of 2018, certain royal dress codes must be followed by the lucky couple and their guests alike. While this ceremony definitely resembles other regal marriages, plenty of royal wedding dresses from around the world showcase marriage customs atypical from your standard Western-Euro wedding. The best royal wedding gowns appear below, featuring royalty from Asia, Africa, and Europe.

You could be the king, but watch the soon-to-be queen saunter down the aisle knowing she looks – and happens to be worth – a million bucks.

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    Married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, in 1956

    • Age: Dec. at 52 (1929-1982)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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  • Married Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, in 2011

    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Royal Berkshire Hospital, United Kingdom
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    Princess Claire Of Luxembourg

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    Married Prince Félix of Luxembourg in 2013

    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Filderstadt, Germany
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    Princess Eugenie of York

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    Married Mr. Jack Brooksbank, October 12, 2018. Princess Eugenie asked the designers to create a dress that exposed her back, as she wanted to show her scar. The Princess had back surgery at the age of 12 to treat her scoliosis, and she wanted to show it proudly. 

    "It's a lovely way to onor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this," she said to ITV.

    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, London, United Kingdom
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