The public is to get a further taste of the glamorous Royal Wedding – Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is to go on public display at Buckingham Palace this summer, for anyone keen to relive the happy day and take a closer look at her iconic gown.
The new Buckingham Palace display will open on the 23rd of July until October, and the famous dress is expected to be the star attraction. It was created by Sarah Burton of the late Alexander McQueen’s studio using centuries-old craft techniques.
The garment’s highly detailed embroidery and handmade lace are widely considered to have been a triumph – visitors to the Palace will be free to study its exceptional beauty at close range.
The satin and lace shoes that complimented the gown, also made by Ms Burton’s team, will be included in the display, as will the Queen Mother’s 1936 Cartier tiara and the diamond oak leaf and acorn earrings. The latter incorporates the Middleton family’s new coat of arms that had been commissioned by the bride’s parents as a wedding gift.
Last but not least, Royal fans will also be able to view the tiered fruit cake, adorned with sugar flowers, that was created for the occasion by the cake designer Fiona Cairns.