Princess Eugenie chose not to wear a second dress for her wedding reception, unlike Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton

Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesIt’s something modern royal brides rarely do.
  • Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding took place Friday morning in St. George’s Chapel.
  • Eugenie wore a long-sleeved gown with a fitted bodice, full skirt, and low back to the couple’s ceremony.
  • Later in the day, the princess made the surprising choice not to change into a second dress for her evening reception.
  • The decision came as a surprise, given the trend of brides changing into a second dress at recent royal weddings.

Royal fans may have been surprised when Princess Eugenie chose not to change into a second dress for her wedding reception.

On Friday, the princess tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. At the ceremony, Eugenie stunned in a long-sleeved gown with a fitted bodice, full skirt, and low back.

Jack brooksbank princess eugenie wedding photoVictoria Jones/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesJack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie walk down the steps of St. George’s Chapel.

The design was a custom creation by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos – the duo behind Pilotto’s namesake label – who made the dress “layer by layer.”

The princess also wore a beautiful tiara made of emeralds and diamonds pavé-set in platinum, which was originally owned by the Queen Mother and lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II.

After the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, the newlyweds were photographed leaving Windsor Castle for an evening reception at the Royal Lodge, the Duke of York’s official residence since 2003, and the Queen Mother’s former home. To the surprise of some, Eugenie was still wearing the same Pilotto and De Vos gown.

Princess eugenie same dressSteve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesEugenie kept her tiara on as well.

The decision came as a surprise, given the trend of brides changing into a second dress at recent royal weddings.

Earlier this year, after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchanged vows in St. George’s Chapel, the duchess changed into a modern Stella McCartney gown for the couple’s intimate evening celebration at Frogmore House.

For her evening wedding reception in April 2011, Kate Middleton swapped out her iconic Alexander McQueen ceremony dress for another McQueen design: a strapless satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and embellished belt.

Kate Middleton reception dressWPA Pool/Getty ImagesMiddleton layered the dress under a cropped mohair jacket.

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