During the summer opening of Buckingham Palace between July 23 and October 3, a new exhibition is opened to display Kate Middleton's wedding dress, tiara hat, shoes, jewelry, and even portions of her wedding cake. Starting on Saturday 23 July, about 643,000 tickets became available. This is the centerpiece of the annual summer opening of Buckingham Palace tours for the public. The tours cost around $28.50 with 19 state rooms including a special Royal Fabrege exhibit and a walk in the south side of the garden. Let's look at more about the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress on display at Buckingham Palace through the following stunning pictures.
The Duchess of Cambridge along with her majesty-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II went on a tour of the new Royal Wedding Dress exhibit at Buckingham Palace on Friday 22 July
Kate Middleton’s Dress exhibit is one part of Buckingham Palace's Royal Fabergé exhibit inluding more than 100 masterpieces of the royal family
The scene of Kate’s wedding dress in its dramatic setting at Buckingham Palace
Kate Middleton decided to choose British brand Alexander McQueen for designing her royal dress at the romantic royal wedding
Her desire was stated that the wedding dress needed to combine tradition, modernity with the artistic vision in every Alexander McQueen's work
The veil was made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers and the ivory satin bodice that is limited at the waist and padded at the hips is a hallmark of Alexander McQueen's designs
The skirt is an opening flower with white satin gazar arches and pleats while the underskirt is made of silk tulle adorned with Cluny lace
It is interesting to know that the lace appliqué was a hand-made product created by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace while the lace design was hand-engineered using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s
Both the bodice skirt and the underskirt trim used hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace
Besides the gown, the Bride's Robinson Pelham earrings which are a personal gift to the bride from her parents for her wedding day, tiara, Alexander McQueen shoes and wedding cake are also one part of the display.
Kate Middleton's diamond Robinson Pelham earrings were a gift from her parents designed as a part of her family's new coat of arms
The train of the Alexander McQueen gown stretching approximately 9 feet is also on display at Buckingham Palace
The picture of eight-tier royal wedding cake with over 900 leaf and floral patterns designed to reflect the new home at Buckingham Palace
Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress exhibit at Buckingham Palace