Queen Elizabeth in her wedding dress, 1947.

According to National Geographic, the dress was a special reflection of the time. They note, “With food and clothing still being rationed in postwar Britain, royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell sought to convey a message of national renewal, instead of focusing on opulent materials. He did this in part by embroidering the gown with garlands of spring flowers.”

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