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18 photos that show what royal wedding dresses look like around the world

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 19: Royal weddings are usually lavish affairs, sometimes lasting several days.Wedding dresses range from simple white garments to vibrant and intricate designs.Here's what 18 royal brides wore on their wedding day. A  royal wedding isn't just a union between two people and  their families. It's a national (and sometimes international) affair that attracts throngs of well-wishers, close media attention, and high-profile guests all hoping to catch a glimpse of the happy couple. Simple,  white wedding dresses are traditional in some countries, perhaps with a bit of lace or beading to add to the design. Other royal brides celebrate with bright, festive colors, rich embroidery, and precious stones the size of eggs.  Here's what 18 royal brides wore on their wedding day.

  • Royal weddings are usually lavish affairs, sometimes lasting several days.
  • Wedding dresses range from simple white garments to vibrant and intricate designs.
  • Here's what 18 royal brides wore on their wedding day.

  • A royal wedding isn't just a union between two people and their families. It's a national (and sometimes international) affair that attracts throngs of well-wishers, close media attention, and high-profile guests all hoping to catch a glimpse of the happy couple.

    Simple, white wedding dresses are traditional in some countries, perhaps with a bit of lace or beading to add to the design. Other royal brides celebrate with bright, festive colors, rich embroidery, and precious stones the size of eggs.

    Here's what 18 royal brides wore on their wedding day.

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