But 22 years ago it was Fergie herself who was being “inserted” into a creamy satin wedding dress and about to walk down the aisle to wed Prince Andrew.
Recently resurfaced quotes from her 1997 memoir, My Story, give us an insight into what it was like to be a royal bride. And it sounds every bit as frantic, glamorous and nerve-wracking as you’d expect.
“As my wedding day approached, I lived in a frenzy,” the Duchess of York wrote a decade after her wedding at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986.
“Rising early and late to bed, I buzzed through a whirl of appointments and consultations.
“I was on the Royal Wedding Diet: there was no time to eat.”
That ‘royal wedding diet’ – which probably wasn’t healthy – resulted in the duchess-to-be dropping a considerable amount of weight to fit into her custom-designed gown.
The ivory satin dress was, in the same vein as Princess Diana’s dress five years earlier, over-the-top.
It featured a 5.2-metre train and a 6.1-metre veil and was intricately embroidery with images of bumblebees, anchors, and roses – allusions to the family’s new crest. The train was also embellished with the couple’s initials A and S intertwined in silver beading.