I look at these pictures and remember with a certain sentimentality the day Anne's royal engagement was announced. Then as now, I'm reminded what a beauty she was, miles ahead of her time. While her wedding dress was classic as well as a bit ho hum for 1973, on video at the Westminster Abby Wedding, the satin moves beautifully and the detail is magnificent.
Below is the engagement photo with fiance Captain Mark Phillips. Check out the dress in embossed organza... a real tour de force of design and to me, timeless. Princess Anne's engagement gown and wedding dress were designed by Maureen Baker, and Baker was clearly Anne's designer of choice. Over 23 years, Baker created over 250 outfits for the royal beauty!