Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown Will Be on Display
The Royal Wedding continues
Thought Royal Wedding mania was over? Think again. Kate Middleton may never put on her wedding gown again, but she's not simply putting it in a box and tucking it under her bed. It will be on display at Buckingham Palace, so you can get an up-close look at it.
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We saw Kate Middleton's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress on television and about a thousand photos of it online. But to really see the detailing of the exquisite design, we need to see the dress up close and in person. And now Buckingham Palace is giving us the chance.
Kate's Royal Wedding gown will be on display at Buckingham Palace from July 23 to October 3, when the palace opens for tours. In fact, her entire wedding ensemble will be available to peek at, including her Cartier tiara, earrings, veil, and satin and lace shoes. I wonder where Pippa Middleton's dress will be; that's one we'd love to sneak a peek at.
And that's not all. The Royal Wedding cake will also be on display inside the palace's dining room. A source says that while there were many cakes at the Royal Wedding, the one on display will be the one Prince William and Princess Kate actually cut into with a sword. There's no word on how the cake will be preserved, but I'm guessing William and Kate won't be enjoying a piece of their wedding cake on their first anniversary..
If you're a car aficionado, you might also want to check out the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI and 1902 State Landau coach that Kate rode to Westminster Abbey in, which will be on display at the Mews. Perhaps you could even take it for a spin? Doubtful.
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A spokesperson tells People, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to give members of the public the opportunity to see, close-up, the skilled British craftsmanship that went into various elements of the wedding." If you couldn't get to England for the Royal Wedding, you can simply pay the adult admission of $28.70.
Don't you wish you had something more lucrative to do with your used wedding dress and half-eaten cake?