The wedding dress of Kate Middleton was an instant success in 2011. The dress was designed by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen.
The important fashion creators say the dress is a proof of elegance, and the combination of silk, peals and crystals is perfect. It looks simple, but it is full of details making it a princes-worthy dress. It is entirely handmade, with the crystals and pearls making shapes of roses, so the dress is actually a garden!
Sarah Burton considered the dress perfect for the special atmosphere at Westminster Abbey. The dress has some elements from the one of Grace Kelly, but it is a different style. Kate felt great in her dress, and we can see this from photos. The tiara worn by Kate was borrowed by the queen, it is made of white gold with diamonds. Above all, the elegant but still cute appearance of Kate brought her only positive appreciations.
Kate Middleton’s engagement ring
Prince William proposed to Kate in October, giving her the engagement ring of his mother, Lady Diana. Lady Diana Spencer and Charles became engaged in 2011. Charles gave her this engagement ring of 14 solitaire diamonds and a Ceylon sapphire in the middle. It was made by the famous jeweller Garrard, and its cost was almost 30 000 pounds at that time. It was a contested choice by traditionalists in the Kingdom, as it was a different choice from the rings given traditionally with this occasion. It is not custom made either.
The same traditionalists would have expect something else, but Prince William decided to respect the memory of her mother by offering his future wife this ring. Some others claimed the ring will bring bad luck, as it brought to the previous couple, Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
After the divorce of Charles, the ring remained in the property of the Royal Family. After the death of his ex-wife, Charles took his sons to the palace to pick mementos of their mother. William choose the Cartier Tank Francaise watch, and Harry choose the ring. They eventually decided to switch the mementos. Kate had to resize the ring from size H to I. The resizing was made by Crown Jewellers G Collins and Sons, which attached two platinum studs.