Royal stans, rejoice: You can now get up close and personal with Princess Eugenie's royal wedding dress.
The Royal Collection Trust announced this week that the gown, which Eugenie wore for her October wedding to Jack Brooksbank, will be displayed for the public at Windsor Castle from March 1st to April 22nd as part of an exhibition called, "A Royal Wedding: HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank."
The dress was designed by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the team behind the British-based Peter Pilotto label. The long-sleeved white gown captured International attention when Eugenie wore it to walk down the aisle, partly because it was so stunning, but also because there was a sweet sentiment behind the dress's silhouette. Eugenie opted for a low-backed style in order to show off her scar from a childhood scoliosis operation. "I’m patron of [the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Appeal] and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back," she said of her decision to put her scar on display. "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."
According to the Royal Collection Trust's website, the dress also features a number of symbols that are special to Eugenie in Jack, including "a thistle for Scotland, acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral; a shamrock for Ireland, as a reflection of the bride’s maternal family; the White Rose of York; and ivy, representing the couple’s home, Ivy Cottage. The symbols were reinterpreted in a garland motif, created with an intricate weaving technique." In addition to the dress, the exhibit will also feature the emerald and diamond Greville Tiara she chose to accessorize it with on her big day. Jack Brooksbank's black and gray morning suit will also be on display.
Meghan Markle's Givenchy gown from her royal wedding to Prince Harry was similarly put on display last year, but the exhibit closed on January 6th. Now, though, we all have another reason to book a trip to the UK.