Recently, we got a peek at Prince William and Kate Middleton's purported wedding fragrances. Wills and Kate aren't the only royal lovebirds to have a scented wedding, though. High-profile princesses and heads of state have been perfuming their nuptials since the Victorian era. From Victoria herself to Princess Diana and even Grace Kelly, here are five wedding fragrances that have left their mark.
To commemorate Victoria Day, the unofficial beginning of Summer in Canada and celebration of all things Queen Victoria, a Queen Victoria look-alike contest was held in Toronto this week. The contestants ranged from the young, beautiful Victoria we saw portrayed by Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria to the older, squatter matriarch. And what would a 21st-century contest be without Queen Victoria in drag?
But not even the most bejeweled drag queens were a match for the prim, proper, and 30-year-old Elizabeth Fitzgerald. She donned the queen's signature black, which she wore after her husband's (and cousin) death for the rest of her life. Would you say she's the perfect match?
Next month a pair of stockings that belonged to Queen Victoria will be auctioned off to anyone who has at least $600. Though you'll probably need a lot more than that, considering a pair of her bloomers sold for $5,000 in July 2008.
A specialist from the auction house made sure to up the stockings' cache by saying, "I was immediately reminded of a scene in the film The Young Victoria, where Prince Albert knelt at Queen Victoria's feet and rolled her silk stockings up her legs." Except the stockings are believed to date back to 1874 when the queen was in her 50s and her husband was dead. They are, however, believed to be one of her favorite designs.