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this mysterious naughty object that the queen had hidden under her wedding dress

Thursday, September 8, 2022. This is the date that will be remembered since it is the day of death of Queen Elizabeth II. However, the late sovereign is not reminded of another much happier day. That of sound royal wedding held on November 20, 1947.

Elizabeth II married the man of her life, just after the war

It was at Westminster Abbey that the majestic ceremony took place uniting the young Princess Elizabeth (Lilibeth) and the man of her life, Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh. Occurring just after the Second World War, the wedding was an opportunity for the latter, who had not yet become queen, to honor traditions.

Elizabeth II’s wedding dress by Norman Hartnell

For the occasion, the sovereign, who was led to the altar by her father George VI, wore a marvelous wedding dress made by the designer Norman Hartnell. Quilted with 10,000 beads sewn in a flower pattern inspired by Botticelli, and embellished with a long 4-meter silk train (entirely embroidered with flowers) the Elizabeth II’s wedding dress was meant to be spectacular. Her cut included a flared skirt in ivory silk, and a long-sleeved embroidered bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The original piece belongs to this day to the royal collection. For the time being, a replica estimated at 30,000 dollars has been made for the needs of the Netflix series The Crown. An incomparable garment, under which the queen had hidden a mysterious object.

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”

Without ever breaking British protocol and sensitive to superstitions, the mother of King Charles III wanted her marriage to respect tradition. In particular, one of them, originally from England at the end of the 19th century, who wanted the bride to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”. If to date three elements are still unknown, the fourth is no longer a mystery.

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What Elizabeth II hid under her wedding dress

As symbolic as they are, the objects meticulously chosen by the queen to accompany her on her wedding day were among them… A “old cut blue scabbard in her mother’s evening dress” as reported by the She and Oh my Mag. A choice described as audacious and eccentric for the time, but which nevertheless proves the modernity of the deceased sovereign.

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