3. It Has 10,000 Pearls
The beading and pearls used on Elizabeth’s gown are part of the reasons why it is so magnificent. Much of the beading used was made in England, but
10,000 pearls were brought in from The United States to add to the dress.
The iconic dress was encrusted with 10,000 seed pearls in addition to the sequins and crystals already attached. The hard work, dedication, and attention to detail certainly paid off in the end as the dress is an amazing piece of work, with such perfect precision and detail it can, in its own right, be considered art.
4. She Used Coupons To Pay For It
One of the most interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth’s iconic dress is that she was forced to pay for it using coupons. The royal wedding fell after the war. And just like everyone else during this era, finances were an issue for the royal family.
Elizabeth is said to have saved up all her coupons, so she could have the wedding dress that she had always dreamed of.
In the end, the government made an exception for the wedding and granted Elizabeth with 200 extra clothing coupons to add to the ones she had already saved to purchase the material she needed for the gown. Due to this, Elizabeth was able to add to the dress, ensuring that it was everything she ever wanted and more.