We Look back at 2020 and the royal brides that said “yes” despite the pandemic. Mostly small and intimate ceremonies did not hinder the young aristocrats to shine in beautiful gowns and sparkling tiaras. That’s what we call class!
Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein wed British writer and journalist Faris Ned Donovan in a private ceremony in the UK. The Jordanian royal looked stunning in a high-necked, long-sleeved gown with a floral lace overlay and Queen Noor’s Diamond and Sapphire Brooch as the central element of her tiara.
At a surprise, socially-distanced ceremony HRH Princess Beatrice of York wed Edoardo “Edo” Mapelli Mozzi in a vintage Norman Hartnell gown on loan from none other than her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. The Fringe Tiara, originally owned by Queen Mary, which features 47 diamond bars divided by metal spikes is the very same tiara that the queen wore to her own 1947 wedding.
The Archduchess of Austria Eleonore von Habsburg, married Belgian racing driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio in Monaco. She chose a white off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress that fell just below the knee for the small-scale nuptials and accessorized with a chic fascinator veil.
Blanca Marichalar, the eldest daughter of Amalio de Marichalar and Amalia del Corral, Count and Countess of Ripalda, tied the knot in an elegant ceremony in Soria, Spain. The bride’s elegant dress was topped with the Marichalar Tiara, a family heirloom also worn by her aunt, Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo.
German Princess Sofia zu Sayn-Wittgenstein married her long-time boyfriend Archia Akhavan-Kharazian a British entrepreneur with Iranian and Spanish roots. Sofia shined in a wedding dress designed by Natascha Klein and the Sayn-Wittgenstein Diamond Floral Tiara and a veil that has been worn by the brides of her family for generations.
HRH Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma and IRH Archduchess Gabriella of Austria tied the knot at Tratzberg Castle in Jenbach, Austria. The gown was accessorized with a veil and the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara from the Luxembourg family collection that features a diamond leaf and berry design and a pale blue central stone.
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