Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress was a symbol of ‘rebirth’

One of Elizabeth’s bridesmaids, Lady Pamela Hick, previously told People: “With her bridal dress and tiara on her wedding day, she was a knockout. And, of course, Philip was every girl’s dream Viking prince.”

Speaking of the coupons sent to the future Queen, Lady Pamela said: “It showed how people wanted to be involved.”

While Elizabeth’s dress was satin with tulle embroidered flowers, the bridesmaids’ dresses were the reverse, mostly made with tulle and little satin flowers.

Lady Pamela explained: “Tulle could easily be acquired, whereas duchess satin was so difficult to get in those days.”