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13/12/2017 22:13 SAST | Updated 13/12/2017 22:26 SAST

Meghan Markle, Take Note: Gorgeous Royal Wedding Dresses From Around The World

In anticipation of the big wedding this spring, take a look at these other royal brides.

Meghan Markle will officially become a member of the British royal family when she marries Prince Harry next spring. 

Naturally, the question on everyone’s (read: our) minds is, what will her dress look like? Will she go for something grand-yet-classic like Kate Middleton, who stunned in a Sarah Burton-designed gown, or will she wear something a little sleeker, like Princess Charlene of Monaco, who opted for a more modern Armani gown? 

We already know she has a wardrobe fit for her future royal duties, but only time will tell what she wears for her big day.

In the meantime, we’re taking a look at what a few royal brides from around the world wore on their wedding days. From traditional cultural dress to designer gowns, these brides looked absolutely stunning. 

  • Queen Rania of Jordan, 1993
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    Queen Rania's gown for her 1993 wedding to King Abdullah II (then Prince Abdullah) was anything but subtle. It featured an embellished collar and full skirt. She even wore gold shoes to match.
  • Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, 2002
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    Maxima Zorreguieta wore a classic gown with a high neck and bracelet-length sleeves for her wedding to then-Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, now king of the Netherlands, in 2002. The gown also featured some beautiful embroidered lace details and was complemented by a gorgeous veil.
  • Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, 2002
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    Princess Lalla Salma wore a white caftan -- tradtitional for Moroccan brides -- for her wedding to King Mohammed VI of Morocco in 2002. The couple's wedding broke tradition, as royal brides in Morocco are generally kept hidden.
  • Princess Marie of Denmark, 2008
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    Marie Cavallier opted for a pretty gown with a drop waist, full skirt and lace sleeves for her wedding to Prince Joachim of Denmark in 2008. She paired the dress with a classic lace-trimmed veil.
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 2010
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    Crown Princess Victoria chose a simple but stunning off-the-shoulder gown for her wedding to Daniel Westling in 2010. The gown really let her beautiful cameo tiara, and her smile, shine.
  • Princess Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, 2010
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    Tatiana Blatnik wore a beautiful gown with a Chantilly lace overlay and matching bolero for her wedding in 2010. She also wore a full-length lace veil, and of course, a tiara.
  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, 2011
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    Catherine Middleton stunned in her Sarah Burton-designed gown, which featured long lace sleeves, a full skirt and a cathedral train, for her wedding to Prince William in 2011. Many compared the gown to Grace Kelly's beautiful dress.
  • Princess Charlene of Monaco, 2011
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    Princess Charlene's Armani gown for her wedding to Prince Albert II of Monaco was beautifully sleek, featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and intricate embroidery down the front.
  • Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, 2012
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    Brunei's Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah wore a stunning traditional Brunei gown, which was covered in intricate beading and embroidery, for her 2012 wedding to the Sultan of Brunei.
  • Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg, 2012
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    Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy wore a beautiful lace Elie Saab gown for her wedding to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume in 2012. She looked exactly how we'd imagine a princess to look on her wedding day.
  • Princess Sofia of Sweden, 2015
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    Like the Duchess of Cambridge, Sofia Hellqvist chose a dress with long lace sleeves for her wedding to Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in 2015.
  • Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 2013
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    Princess Madeleine's gown for her 2013 wedding to Christopher O'Neill featured a lace bodice with short sleeves and a full skirt, which she accessorized with a lace-trimmed veil.
  • Princess Elisabetta of Belgium, 2014
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    Princess Elisabetta wore a beautiful Valentino gown for her wedding to Prince Amedeo of Belgium in 2014. The dress was modern, yet classic, featuring lace sleeves and a lace overlay, as well as a lace veil.
  • Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, 2004
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    The former Mabel Wisse Smit's bow-covered wedding dress for her 2004 marriage to Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau is definitely one of the more unique of the bunch. Still, it's just as royal. 
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