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Sophie’s dress was created by German designer Wolfgang Joop and includes multiple kinds of silk with unique asymmetrical pleats and insert. (A shape which is very reminiscent of the pleating on the gown she wore to the wedding ball in Monaco!) Sixty meters of material were used for the gown. Over the dress, she wore a transparent silk organza jacket that extends back and creates the longer portion of her train. The dress is dyed to match the particular antique white shade of the Isenburg family veil, which is well over 100 years old and is fragile enough it had to be stitched on to the train to ensure it wouldn’t drag on the ground. The ensemble was capped with another one of Sophie’s family heirlooms: the Isenburg Tiara, a beautiful and delicate diamond floral diadem.
Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, (legal name: Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prinz von Preußen), (born 10 June 1976) is the current head of the Imperial House of Hohenzollern, the former ruling dynasty of the German Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia. He is the great-great-grandson and historic heir of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, who was deposed and, initially, went into exile upon Germany’s defeat in the Great War in 1918.