in the news: see the royal wedding dress

Buckingham Palace is sure to be more popular than ever during this summer’s opening, as it has just been announced that the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress will be on public display.

It will be the first chance we really have to see the detailed hand embroidery on the Sarah Burton-designed Alexander McQueen dress (remember, the needleworkers had to wash their hands every 30 minutes to keep the dress pristine white) and also to check out the McQueen shoes that were hidden under the gown. The Duchess’ veil, tiara and earrings will also be included in the display.

Interestingly, Buckingham Palace says the Duke and Duchess’s multi-tiered wedding cake will be also shown in the State Dining Room during the summer opening. This leads to the question… does that mean nobody got to eat the cake at the wedding?

The Royal Wedding displays and State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will be open from 23 July until 3 October 2011. Tickets cost £17.50 and can be bought online from The Royal Collection website.

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