Claire Coombs and HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium
April 12, 2003
When watching a royal wedding, you find yourself waiting in gleeful anticipation for the appearance of the bride. You expect something spectacular; you know that when tiaras and cathedral-length trains and veils combine the effect can be explosive. And sometimes, when you see a dress emerge, your mind will be sufficiently blown with over-the-top dress fabulousness.
Other times, what emerges might be simple; it might not be extravagant, but it still takes your breath away. Perhaps even more so, because it wasn't what you were expecting. These are the dresses that remind us that good design is just as much about simplicity as it is about fireworks. Case in point: Princess Claire.
Also light and airy: Claire's tiara.
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