All eyes were on Princess Eugenie at her royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday, Oct. 12 — and for good reason! The royal looked absolutely stunning in her gown, and while she decided to opt out of wearing a veil, she chose an even more stunning option: a gorgeous emerald tiara!
Royal fans predicted that Eugenie would sport the York Diamond Tiara that her mother, Sarah Ferguson, wore when she married Prince Andrew back in 1986. Instead, she following Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton‘s suit and borrowed a tiara from her grandmother Queen Elizabeth‘s collection for her wedding.
According to Kensington Palace, Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, which was made by Boucheron for Dame Margaret Helen Greville in 1919, but Elizabeth didn’t receive it until 1942. The stunning headpiece features brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé all set in platinum. Aside from the large stunning emerald right in the front, there are also six emeralds on each side of the tiara as well.
Eugenie, 28, stunned in an open-back, long sleeve Peter Pilotto dress for the special event to show off her back scar from her scoliosis surgery. It took us a bit to even realize she didn’t wear a veil since the tiara and stunning back of her dress stole the show instead. She wore her hair in a loose chignon and completed the look with matching emerald earrings.
Eugenie hinted in a previous interview that her back would be open for the special day. “I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday [at the wedding], but it’s a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this,” she told ITV’s This Morning. “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”
Eugenie’s wedding dress also included brocade detailing that featured symbols that are special to the Princess, her fiancé, and the royal family. According to CNN Style, Eugenie’s gown was adorned with a “Thistle for Scotland, The Shamrock for Ireland, The York Rose for England, and The Ivy representing the couple’s home.”
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