Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress was purchased with a war ration certificate

Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress was purchased with a war ration certificate


The departure of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday (8/9) left both sad and happy memories. Looking back, it seems that Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress also has a story.

On November 20, 1947, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. You wouldn’t expect a princess of the British Empire to buy a dress with a war ration coupon.

The second marriage was only two years after the end of World War II. The British government is still in the post-war recovery period. Coupons are very common in the UK and this applies to members of the royal family as well.

At that time it was difficult to find materials for making dresses and they were expensive. But Elizabeth is determined to wear the dress of her dreams. As Mujallar Mu reported, he kept the distribution documents and more other documents from the government such as 200 documents.

Elizabeth’s spirit touched the public so much that brides-to-be across the state donated coupons for dresses on this special day. He didn’t receive a free coupon because Elizabeth returned every donation.

Designer Norman Hartnell proved the dream dress. According to the report from the British Heritage, the dress is made of ivory and Chinese silk with a long neck, bodice and short skirt.

The dress has a tail about 4 meters long with a design inspired by a Botticelli painting, sprinkled with 10,000 pearls imported from America.

To complete the look, Elizabeth wore a tiara borrowed from her mother, Queen Elizabeth.

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