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Kate Middleton's very British Royal wedding dress has been revealed...

Updated on May 16, 2011
Thanks to the Times for the use of the image - you are stars
Thanks to the Times for the use of the image - you are stars

That Wedding Dress

There is only one event in 2011. The entire world has been invited, and most people around the globe will be watching. This major event as you might of guessed is the Royal wedding of Prince William to Miss Kate Middleton on April 29 at Westminster Abbey in London.

Many of us are having this day off just to watch the spectacle, and of course, while people are very happy for the Royal couple, the big question on everybody’s lips is what sort of wedding dress will Kate Middleton be wearing. Yes, the dress is the highlight of the day, and prior to April 29, that dress design and name of the designer is perhaps the most guarded secret in the world.

The Whole World Will Watch :

While the world waits with baited breath for that first glimpse of the dress of the century, widespread rumours, speculation, and speculation on the speculation as to who designed the dress and the style grow daily. A whole fashion industry is waiting to see this dress as it will affect wedding dress designs for years.

There is even a race to get the first exact replica out for sale as soon as possible. While you have your feet up at home watching and waiting for that traditional first kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of the entire world, hundreds of seamstresses are feverishly working way to produce that first replica of the dress.

Bruce Oldfield is a Firm Favourite :

Kate’s second biggest decision after agreeing to marry Prince William is picking her wedding dress designer. Of course, the couple’s wish is that person’s identity remains a closely guarded secret. Although, amid the numerous and growing speculation over the wedding dress designer, Bruce Oldfield's name keeps popping up time and time again.

However, Oldfield's shop had no comment on the matter of the dress, and the palace spokesman says, "It's Miss Middleton's intention to keep the dress a secret for her bridegroom on their wedding day, as is every bride's prerogative." Bruce Oldfield, a favourite of Princess Diana, has not commented on making a wedding gown for Kate Middleton, but he said in a recent statement in December 2010, "Kate has such a gorgeous figure that she would look stunning in anything."

Will Kate Buy British? :

A Royal dress is a bookmakers dream, and Kate Middleton’s choice will be no different. Many are hoping that she will buy British. Also in the frame is Daniella Issa Helayel, who designed Kate Middleton’s deep blue dress for her official engagement announcement, but it looks as if London bookmakers have gone for London designer Phillipa Lepley.

Or Perhaps a Sentimental Emanuel Gown Design? :

Also in the wedding gown sweepstakes is the sentimental favourite Elizabeth Emanuel, whom Prince William’s mother, Diana, elevated from relative obscurity to design the wedding gown for her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, which to date, was the most watched wedding in TV history. Yet, the Royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton is set to beat this figure with hundreds of millions of us set to tune in to what could be the wedding of the century.

Royal Wedding Fever :

The UK economy is set for royal wedding feel-good factor, and it sets the stage for next year’s 2012 Olympics giving a two year boost in tourism numbers. Again, the UK fashion industry has its fingers cross for an all British wedding dress on April 29. Kate has developed her own sense of style and she knows what suits her . Yet despite all the widespread speculation, we will all have to wait for that historic moment when Miss Middleton steps out of the carriage for the first time at Westminster Abbey.

Down in Front :

I will be watching on April 29 along with the rest of the world. My wife says, as long as I don’t speak at all or get in front of the TV when the dress first appears I will be safe.

Update: On the day, Kate did very much go British with a Design by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The dress was very 'angelique' with a favour of Maid Marion of Robin Hood fame.


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    • Midnight Oil profile image

      Midnight Oil 5 years ago from Isle of Man UK

      Is Kate Middleton's wedding dress as pretty as it first seemed?

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      Gus 6 years ago

      You can choose Kate's dress for her ;)

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      Midnight Oil 7 years ago from Isle of Man UK

      Glad you like them - now go tell the world!!

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      AnnCee 7 years ago from United States

      Glad I found your hubs. Good stuff!

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      Midnight Oil 7 years ago from Isle of Man UK

      Thank you for the comments - made writing the Hub all that worth while. It was my wife's idea to write it and she help too.

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      Camlo De Ville 7 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      Hi Midnight Oil!

      I enjoyed your Forum Thread on Kate's dress; probably more than you did. :-)

      Although the royal dresses are always beautiful, I never understand why other brides of the period want one just like it. They'd rarely be able to afford an exact replica, so it turns out to be a poor man's version.

      Did you know that the suit Diana wore for her engagement was off the rack?

      Enjoyed the Hub!

      All the best, Camlo