Years before her real-life wedding with Adam Shulman, Anne Hathaway was a beautiful bride in The Princess Diaries 2. The actress was playing the role of Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, and her bridal outfit actually appears to have inspired a European Princess!
Eagle-eyed fans at Royal Fashion Police were the first to point out the spooky similarities with a side-by-side Instagram picture captioned: “Anne Hathaway’s wedding gown in ‘The Princess Diaries 2’ is very similar to the wedding gown of Princess Claire of Belgium.”
Both Anna and Claire could be seen wearing near-identical off-the-shoulder, long-sleeved lace gowns – and the similarities didn’t end there.
The brides were holding cascading white bouquets and wore their hair in elegant updos, with sparkling tiaras securing their veils.
Princess Claire married Prince Laurent of Belgium, the son of King Albert II of Belgium, on 12 April 2003 in a civil ceremony at Brussels Town Hall, before having a religious ceremony at the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula.
She wore a beautiful gown designed by Edouard Vermeulen of Natan and accessorised with a lace veil from Queen Paola of Belgium and diamond and pearl drop earrings.
We wonder if Claire ever watched The Princess Diaries 2 – since her royal nuptials took place two years after the film was released, it’s possible that Mia’s gown may have influenced her style.Meanwhile, actress Anne and her husband Adam Shulman have kept much of their relationship private.
The couple exchanged vows in a private Big Sur, California, ceremony in September 2012 surrounded by trees and wildlife, and Anne reportedly wore a tulle Valentino gown – which also appeared to boast the same off-the-shoulder neckline.
The Les Miserables star and the jewellery designer first met at the Palm Springs Film Festival and now share two children: Jonathan and Jack.
In a rare comment about Adam, she sweetly revealed to Harper’s BAZAAR in 2014, she told her friend that she immediately knew he was ‘The One’. “I’m going to marry that man,” she said to her friend, and she added: “I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life.”