- Queen Letizia of Spain
- 6 million UK pound(s) sterling
- Spain (Madrid)
On 22 May 2004, the future Queen Letizia of Spain wore a £6-million ($10.7-million) dress for her wedding to the future King Felipe VI. The royal couturier Manuel Pertegaz designed the long-sleeved dress, which featured a 4.5-m-long (14-ft 8-in) train, a high-standing collar and embroidery woven into the silk using real gold thread. There was no additional cost for the diamond tiara – it was a gift from Letizia’s mother-in-law Queen Sofia, who had worn the same tiara at her own wedding to the future King Juan Carlos of Spain in 1962.
Recent British royal wedding dresses have been considerably less expensive than Queen Letizia of Spain’s record-breaking gown. On 29 April 2011, Kate Middleton wore a £250,000 ($416,000) wedding dress to marry Prince William. The dress was designed in collaboration with Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen with handmade lace created by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace.