Royal Wedding: Princess Kate's Wedding look

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29 April 2011

The first time in thirty years that a Royal wedding has literally taken over the United Kingdom. This morning's service at Westminster Abbey saw a fairytale romance come to life. Kate Middleton, a seemingly 'normal' girl got to marry her Prince today and the story has been enough to keep the nation and the world interested and tuned in for months with news of the upcoming nuptials.

The most important question splashed across every fashion magazine, blog and twitter was what Catherine 'Kate' Elizabeth Middleton would be wearing to walk down the aisle of Westminster Abbey. We now have the answer, here's the rundown of what Princess Catherine was wearing.

The Dress

The wedding gown was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the much speculated and rumoured designer who repeatedly denied claims she was in the running to design the dress. The dress is an ivory and white silk gazar with lace applique sleeves and bodice. It was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court.

It is said that dress workers washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep lace pristine and that needles were renewed every three hours to keep them sharp & clean. The veil was also created by the School. Many are comparing the look to Grace Kelly when she wed the Prince of Monaco.

The Accessories

Kate's tiara is a Cartier 'halo' tiara from Queen Elizabeth. It is a 1936 piece that was given to the Queen Mother by King George VI who then passed it onto Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday.

The small diamond drop earrings are also a borrowed from the Queen. They are diamond oak leaf earrings by Robinson Pelham that were given to Queen Elizabeth by her parents.

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