Tomorrow the doors will swing open at Buckingham Palace and a crowd of tens of thousands of people will be waiting at its side entrance to see what has been hailed as “the must see exhibition of the summer” in London. What is everyone queuing up to see and paying £17.50 for the privilege? Well, it’s none other than Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton. That is all I was expecting to see when I walked through the doors of the State Rooms at the Palace this morning for the preview. However, there is so much more on view. For one there’s a great video of Sarah Burton taking you through every detail of the inspiration for the dress and how exactly it was made. Then as you round the corner you see the massive pictures of the detail of the dress leading you down a corridor to a movie sized screen showing the Royal Wedding in action. From there you are lead around the dress and given a look at the shoes, gorgeous diamond earrings and bouquet that all accessorized the dress on the day. Finally, as you pass through the rooms with a beautiful view of the Queen’s gardens, you enter a room where the Wedding cake is displayed. Look close enough and you’ll even see the mark in the cake where Prince William cut it with his sword!
|All Pictures courtesy of the Press Association|
For those of you that enjoy the finer things in life and a bit of Royal history, the experience as a whole is one that is unforgettable. This is a tour through the Palace that is so much more than just a walk through the Royal Wedding. I know many of us will go just for the moment with Kate’s dress but I do believe you will discover so much more on the day. It’s rumoured that 600,000 people have already signed up for this experience!
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If you need to jog your memory with what Kate Middleton’s dress looked like in action…here’s a reminder… what a beautiful moment!