The Queen wore Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress loads of times before – including to the cinema

Wedding dresses are expensive garments and in a way, it’s a shame most people only get one wear out of them.

But her Majesty is clearly a strong believer in upcycling, as she wore Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress on numerous occasions after its initial use.

In fact, the monarch even wore the dress to a glitzy film premiere in London almost 60 years ago.

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Queen Elizabeth wore the dress to the Lawrence of Arabia film premiere at the Odeon in Leicester Square on December 10, 1962.

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi on July 17, 2020 in Windsor

She later wore the dress to the 1966 State Opening.

The dress was designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, who also designed the Queen’s wedding dress, as well as her coronation outfit.

The ivory vintage dress includes organza sleeves added especially for the wedding and was made from Peau De Soie taffeta. The look is completed by geometric bodice and diamanté adornments.

Angela Kelly remodelled and fitted the dress for Princess Beatrice’s big day, for which she wore a treasured tiara worn by the Queen on her wedding day to Philip in 1947.

The Queen Mary fringe tiara was created from a diamond necklace gifted to the Queen’s grandmother by Queen Victoria in 1919. It contains a mind-boggling 739 brilliants and 149 baton diamonds.

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It was also worn by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, on her wedding day in 1973.

The tiara almost broke on the morning of her big day, the Queen revealed to Kate Middleton in 2018 during an exhibition of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.

She said: “The catch, which I didn’t know existed, it suddenly went.

“And I didn’t know it was a necklace, you see… I thought I’d broken it… We stuck it all together again, but I was rather alarmed.”

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