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Kate's Wedding Dress on Display

The public is getting the chance to relive the royal wedding experience, with a new display at Buckingham palace.

Millions watched Kate Middleton reveal her royal wedding gown.

Now, the Duchess of Cambridge is giving fans a chance to see her Alexander McQueen creation up close.

Royal Exhibition Curator Caroline De Guitaut said, “I mean it's a work of art and it's a great tribute to British couture.”

Catherine's wedding dress goes on display this weekend at Buckingham Palace.

Americans Janet Gillingham and Laura Bolt can't believe their luck - they just happen to be in town and got tickets to see the bridal gown.

Laura said, “It’s just stunning. It was all hand sewn, so we’re looking forward to seeing the detail on the dress.”

58 buttons run from the collar to the waist.
And all of the lace was handmade in the UK:

Royal Watcher Victoria Mather said, “There are little roses and daffodils, and thistles; Thistles for Scotland, daffodils for Wales, roses for England and shamrocks for Ireland.”

The exhibit also gives guests a taste of what it was like at will and Kate's wedding reception here at the palace.

You can see the bottom tier of the cake has a sword mark.

It shows where Prince William and his bride cut the first slice.
Designers recreated three layers of fruitcake. One was eaten and the Duke and Duchess kept the top two.
The top tier is traditionally served at the christening of a first born child.

The exhibit does its best to let visitors feel like they’re walking in Catherine’s shoes… size 7 and a half by the way.

The bride's earrings are also on display... bearing the new Middleton family crest... along with the diamond encrusted Cartier tiara she borrowed from the Queen.

Half a million visitors are predicted to visit the famous gown. The exhibit promises to be a huge success, with 125,000 tickets already sold.


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