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Sunday 21 December 2014

Belfast dressmaker's replica of Kate's Royal wedding gown goes on display

The first replica of Kate's gown created by Mary Rose McGrath at House of Fraser
The first replica of Kate's gown created by Mary Rose McGrath at House of Fraser
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: The replica wedding dress worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge displayed at the Queen Victoria Building on May 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Woman's Day Australia assembled a team that worked throughout the weekend to recreate aspects from the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, which was watched across the world by billions on Friday night Australian time. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: The replica wedding cake and bridesmaid dress displayed at the Queen Victoria Building on May 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Woman's Day Australia assembled a team that worked throughout the weekend to recreate aspects from the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, which was watched across the world by billions on Friday night Australian time. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
Jenny Adin-Christie, 33, an embroiderer from Chessington, who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, demonstrates the applique embroidery technique similar, but not the same as that used on the Wedding Dress, at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, South West London
Anja Fenske, 21, an embroiderer from Kingston who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, holds a sample of lace similar, but not the same as that used on the wedding dress at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, South West London
Anja Fenske, 21, an embroiderer from Kingston who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, holds a sample of lace similar, but not the same as that used on the wedding dress at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, South West London
LONDON - APRIL 30: Jenny Adin-Christie, 33, an embroiderer from Chessington, who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, demonstrates the applique embroidery technique similar, but not the same as that used on the Wedding Dress, at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, April 30, 2011 in South West London. (Photo by Lewis Whyld - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 30: Jenny Adin-Christie, 33, an embroiderer from Chessington, who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, demonstrates the applique embroidery technique similar, but not the same as that used on the Wedding Dress, at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, April 30, 2011 in South West London. (Photo by Lewis Whyld - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 30: Anja Fenske, 21, an embroiderer from Kingston who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, holds a sample of lace similar, but not the same as that used on the wedding dress, at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, April 30, 2011 in South West London. (Photo by Lewis Whyld - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 30: Anja Fenske, 21, an embroiderer from Kingston who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, holds a sample of lace similar, but not the same as that used on the wedding dress, at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, April 30, 2011 in South West London. (Photo by Lewis Whyld - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
In a April 29, 2011 photo, a sketch and a photo of the royal wedding gown worn by Kate Middleton is shown at Faviana fashion house in New York. The sketch will be used to create a knockoff design of the popular wedding dress. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Vanessa Kelterborn, a store manager at ABS Clothing Collection Inc., arranges a knockoff design of the royal wedding gown worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Britain's Prince William, in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday, April 30, 2011. Seconds after Kate Middleton emerged from her car outside Westminster Abbey in a ball gown with lace sleeves, designers around the U.S., glued to their TV sets, were sketching her look, setting in motion a mad rush for mass-produced versions that are expected to be in stores as early as late June. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Spectators look at a knockoff design of the royal wedding gown worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Britain's Prince William, in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday, April 30, 2011. Seconds after Kate Middleton emerged from her car outside Westminster Abbey in a ball gown with lace sleeves, designers around the U.S., glued to their TV sets, were sketching her look, setting in motion a mad rush for mass-produced versions that are expected to be in stores as early as late June. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02:Designer Karen Willis Holmes poses with the replica wedding dress on display at the Queen Victoria Building on May 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Woman's Day Australia assembled a team that worked throughout the weekend to recreate aspects from the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, which was watched across the world by billions on Friday night Australian time. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
The replica bridesmaid dress worn by Pippa Middleton on display at the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: The replica wedding dress worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge displayed at the Queen Victoria Building on May 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Woman's Day Australia assembled a team that worked throughout the weekend to recreate aspects from the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, which was watched across the world by billions on Friday night Australian time. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02:The replica wedding dress worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge displayed at the Queen Victoria Building on May 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Woman's Day Australia assembled a team that worked throughout the weekend to recreate aspects from the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, which was watched across the world by billions on Friday night Australian time. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
Anja Fenske, 21, an embroiderer from Kingston who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, holds a sample of lace similar, but not the same as that used on the wedding dress at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, South West London
Jenny Adin-Christie, 33, an embroiderer from Chessington, who worked on the Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress, demonstrates the applique embroidery technique similar, but not the same as that used on the Wedding Dress, at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, South West London
The bride and groom Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for an official photo with left to right): Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM The Queen, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton. Back Row (left to right): Master Tom Pettifer, HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Harry of Wales, Mr Michael Middleton, Mrs Michael Middleton, Mr James Middleton, Miss Philippa Middleton, in the throne room at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011in London, England.
Handout photo issued by Clarence House of The Bride and Groom in the throne room at Buckingham Palace, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the centre with attendants, (clockwise from bottom right) The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Hugo Burnand/Clarence House/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. NO MERCHANDISE OR COMMERCIAL USE
LONDON - APRIL 29: In this handout photo, issued by Clarence House, the bride and groom Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for an official photo in the throne room at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011in London, England. The marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding.(Photo by Hugo Burnand/Clarence House - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey.
Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England
Prince William drives himself and his wife Kate as they leave Buckingham Palace for Clarence House. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William drives himself and his wife Kate as they leave Buckingham Palace for Clarence House. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge drive from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in an old convertible that had "Just Wed" written on its rear licence plate following their wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, wave to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greet well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Members of the Household Cavalry mounted regiment travel along the Processional Route to Buckingham Palace, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Damien Meyer/PA Wire
Prince William and his new wife Kate travel in the 1902 State Landau carriage along the Processional Route to Buckingham Palace, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Damien Meyer/PA Wire
Pippa Middleton joins the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony between Prince William and his new bride Kate.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read:John Giles/PA Wire
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Buckingham Palace, London, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
NOTE ALTERNATE CROPPrince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, leave Westminster Abbey, London following their wedding, to make their way to their wedding reception at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate make their way down The Mall in London in the procession to Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Prince William and his bride Kate travel down The Mall after being married at Westminster Abbey in central London.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING Lead. Photo credit should read:Yui Mok/PA Wire
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Members of the public watch the Royal Wedding on the big screen on April 29, 2011 in Manchester, United Kingdom.The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A spectators celebrates in Hyde Park where big screens have been set up to watch the wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sister of the Bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton and bridesmaid Margarita Armstrong-Jones ride in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 29th April 2011 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeA mother and daughter in their crown and veils along with families around the country watch the Royal Wedding as Prince William and Catherine Middleton get married at Westminster Abbey.
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 29th April 2011Street Parties held for the Royal Wedding in East Belfast Cregah Estate 5 week old Sebastian Vannon with his t-shirt that reads "Mummys handsome little Prince"©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 29th April 2011Street Parties held for the Royal Wedding in East Belfast Cregah Estate Alison Russell and Cathy Foster©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 29th April 2011Street Parties held for the Royal Wedding in East Belfast Cregah Estate 5 Year old Courtney Graham©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Guests inside Westminster Abbey, London, before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Royal supporters wave British Union Jack flags along the processional route on the day of the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton, on April 29, 2011, in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Damien Meyer - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepare to begin their journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state.
Prince William his bride Kate leave Westminster Abbey, London, as man and wife after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince William and his new bride Kate walk leave Westminster Abbey, London, following their marriage, followed by Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepare to begin their journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepare to begin their journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton (R) arrives with her father Michael Middleton (L) at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 29: Tokyo expats watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton live on TV in the Hobgoblin British Pub in Shibuya on April 29, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The wedding of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 29: Tokyo expats watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton live on TV in the Hobgoblin British Pub in Shibuya on April 29, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The wedding of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 29: Tokyo expats watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton live on TV in the Hobgoblin British Pub in Shibuya on April 29, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The wedding of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton ride in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Sister of the Bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton and bridesmaid Margarita Armstrong-Jones make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Princess Beatrice (L) of York and Princess Eugenie of York make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Abbey before making the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the Abbey before making the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William sings beside his bride Catherine Middleton and her father Michael Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William stands beside his bride Catherine Middleton as her father Michael Middleton helps her with her veil on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: James Middleton, brother of the bride and Carole Middleton, mother of the bride speak to Dean of Westminster John Hall before the wedding at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Pageboys and bridemaids arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The car carrying Catherine Middleton travels to Westminster Abbey for her Royal Wedding to Prince William, on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29 : Residents of Yardley Hastings Vera White, aged 82, and Raymond White, aged 85, and married for 62 years, enjoy a champagne breakfast as they prepare to celebrate the royal wedding on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The top hat of Michael Middleton fallen to the ground as he steps out of the car to attend the Royal Wedding of his daughter Catherine Middleton to Prince William of Wales at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William and Catherine Middleton during their wedding service in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William exchanges rings with his bride Catherine Middleton in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams inside Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William stands deside his bride Catherine Middleton with her father Michael Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton waves as she arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of her wedding with Prince William. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Kate Middleton arrives with her father Michael Middleton to join Prince William and Prince Harry in Westminster Abbey, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prince William and Kate Middleton with her father Michael Middleton at Westminster Abbey, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Guests stand for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey for her wedding to Prince William. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton waves as she arrives for the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sister of the bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton holds hands with Grace Van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes as they arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton drives in a car on her way to Westminster Abbey to wed Prince William on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William speaks to his bride, Catherine Middleton as she holds the hand of her father Michael Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Guests stand for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Marysia Denyer is pictured during a Royal wedding breakfast at St Salvator's Quadrangle in St Andrews, Scotland, the town in which Prince William and Kate Middleton met. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING StAndrews Breakfast. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Laura Wette is pictured during a Royal wedding breakfast at St Salvator's Quadrangle in St Andrews, Scotland, the town in which Prince William and Kate Middleton met. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING StAndrews Breakfast. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Guests pictured during a Royal wedding breakfast at St Salvator's Quadrangle in St Andrews, Scotland, the town in which Prince William and Kate Middleton met. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA Story: WEDDING StAndrews Breakfast. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Prince William arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of his wedding to Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Prince William arrives at the entrance to Westminster Abbey ahead of his wedding to Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Prince William arrives at Westminster Abbey, London, before his marriage to Kate Middleton
Page boys and bridesmaids arrive at Westminster Abbey, London, escorted by Pippa Middleton before her sister, Kate's, marriage to Prince William. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Ducklings have ribbons tied around their necks for the big duck race on Chapel Row village green, the home village of Kate Middleton, near Bucklebury. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Labour leader Ed Miliband arriving at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Samantha, wife of Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Carole Middleton arriving at Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of her daughter Kate Middleton's marriage to Prince William. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Guests. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall (centre) arrive at Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Guests. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Princess Beatrice arrives at Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Guests. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall (left) greets Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh (right, obscured) as they arrive at Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING Guests. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Royal supporters wait along the processional route on the day of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Damien Meyer/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha Cameron in Westminster Abbey in London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall (L), Dean of Westminster as they arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton leaves the Goring Hotel to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are greeted by The Right Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster as they arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton and her father Michael Middleton travel past Buckingham Palace as they make their way to the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton and her father Michael Middleton travel past Buckingham Palace as they make their way to the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (L) arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
On the day of Prince William and Kate Middletons Royal Wedding in England, Rhona Fitzpatrick from Boodles Jewellers, Grafton Street, Dublin, wears a very special 21 carat deep sparkling blue sapphire from Madagascar. Surrounded by white diamonds and mounted in platinum, this ring has a price tag of 225,000. Kate Middletons sapphire engagement ring, which is similar in look, is 18 carats with diamonds mounted in white gold with an estimated retail value of 200,000. Photos by Paul Sherwoodpaul@sherwood.iewww.sherwood.ie00 353 87 230 9096Copyright 2011
On the day of Prince William and Kate Middletons Royal Wedding in England, Rhona Fitzpatrick from Boodles Jewellers, Grafton Street, Dublin, wears a very special 21 carat deep sparkling blue sapphire from Madagascar. Surrounded by white diamonds and mounted in platinum, this ring has a price tag of 225,000. Kate Middletons sapphire engagement ring, which is similar in look, is 18 carats with diamonds mounted in white gold with an estimated retail value of 200,000. Photos by Paul Sherwoodpaul@sherwood.iewww.sherwood.ie00 353 87 230 9096Copyright 2011
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince Harry of Wales arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William (L) waves to the crowd as he arrives with Prince Harry for the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: An officer (C) speaks to Prince William (L) as he arrives with Prince Harry (R) for the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: An officer (L) speaks to Prince William (R) as he arrives for the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William of Wales arrives to attend his Royal Wedding to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: (L-R) Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William (L) waves to the crowd as he arrives with Prince Harry for the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A general view of Prince William of Wales (C) with his brother Prince Harry of Wales (R) and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster as they arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Katharine, Duchess of Kent (L) and Princess Michael of Kent travel past Buckingham Palace on their way to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Mother of the bride Carole Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Mother of the bride Carole Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Mother of the bride Carole Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The media assemble on the Queen Victoria Memorial facing Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Chris Ison - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (R) and Frances Osborne (3rd L) arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Two girls dressed as a Guard and a Beefeater pose for the camera in Hyde Park as they wait to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sir Elton John arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29 : Brian Abbott aged 77 enjoys his champagne breakfast in the village hall as they prepare to celebrate the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29 : Debbie Smith and Brian Robson enjoy a champagne breakfast in the village hall as they prepare to celebrate the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William waves to the crowd as he arrives with Prince Harry for the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Sir Elton John arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William of Wales (L) with his brother Prince Harry of Wales arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29 : Residents of Yardley Hasting Northamptonshire enjoy a champagne breakfast in the village hall as they prepare to celebrate the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A women wearing a Wedding Cake hat poses for the camera in Hyde Park as she waits to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Royal fans wearing a Kate Middleton mask, right, a Prince William mask, 2nd right, and a Queen Elizabeth mask ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Max Nash - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A girl has her face painted in Hyde Park where big screens have been set up to watch the wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Earl Spencer arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Guests take their seats in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Former Prime Minister Sir John Major and his wife, Norma are shown to their seats in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Two girls dressed as brides with a guy wearing a Union Jack Skirt pose for the camera in Hyde Park as they wait to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Guests take their seats in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Ceremonial guards perform along the Mall ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: British Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha Cameron arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
YARDLEY HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29 : Brian Abbott, 77, eats his breakfast in the village hall as they prepare to celebrate the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Catherine Middleton waves to the crowds as she arrives at The Goring Hotel after visiting Westminster Abbey on April 28, 2011 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A general view of priests prior to the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: A general view of priests prior to the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators react to a passing marching band as they wait for the arrival of Prince William and Catherine Middleton along the procession route near Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Earl Charles Spencer arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators react to a passing marching band as they wait for the arrival of Prince William and Catherine Middleton along the procession route near Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Someone carries a painting of Prince William and Catherine Middleton behind spectators along the procession route near Westminster Abbey on the day of the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Marina Johnson (R) arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators on a balcony watch a passing marching band as they wait for the arrival of Prince William and Catherine Middleton along the procession route near Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Guests in Westminster Abbey in London where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today.
A royal enthusiast outside Westminster Abbey, London, on the morning of the royal wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. See PA story WEDDING. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Melanie Howells (right), 28, and Sarah Hamilton, 27, both from Reading, Berkshire, outside The Goring hotel waiting the departure of Kate Middleton for her wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29, 2011. Photo credit should read: Lauren Turner/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators wait for the arrival of Prince William and Catherine Middleton along the procession route near Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The Right Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster holds the Order of Service before Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators pose for pictures at Hyde Park Corner where big screens have been set up to watch the wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators dressed as brides pose for picture on the grass at Hyde Park Corner where big screens have been setup to watch the wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
Victoria and David Beckham
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Guy Ritchie (R) arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators pose for pictures on the grass at Hyde Park Corner where big screens have been set up to watch the wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: David and Victoria Beckham arrive with other guests in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators walk towards Hyde Park where big screens have been set up to watch the wedding ceremony on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (L) arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Spectators react to a passing marching band as they wait for the arrival of Prince William and Catherine Middleton along the procession route near Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

It was the most eagerly-awaited fashion moment of the decade.

When Royal bride Kate Middleton finally revealed her wedding dress, all eyes were on the outfit that had kept millions guessing up until the big day.

Within minutes designers across the world were scrambling to recreate the elegant gown, made by Sarah Burton from fashion house Alexander McQueen.

Local dressmaker Mary Rose McGrath was among the hundreds of designers who got to work making cut-price copies of the regal look.

Mary Rose, originally from Downpatrick, produced the first high street version of the dress, which is on display outside the House of Fraser in Belfast’s Victoria Square.

Her take on the gown, made of French lace and delicate ivory fabric, was put together in less than 24 hours.

It is said to be a perfect replica of Kate’s dress.

Reactions from local fashion experts were mixed, with some doubting that the copy-cat look can measure up to the original.

Cathy Martin, organiser of Belfast Fashion Week, said Kate’s dress was a “work of art”.

“You just couldn’t achieve the intensity of work that went into handcrafting her dress in 24 hours,” she added.

Tracey Hall, director of Style Academy, was more optimistic about the local version. “I imagine Mary Rose could have copied the shape and fabric of the dress just from a screen grab of it,” said Tracey.

“But I can’t believe she’s got a replica out there already — surely it’s impossible to recreate that standard of craftsmanship in such a short time?”

Meanwhile, Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton has attracted a number of admirers after her maid of honour dress proved almost as popular as the bridal gown.

The ivory cowl-neck dress, also made by Sarah Burton, was crafted using the same embroidery, material and buttons as Kate’s.

A number of fansites have been set up for the younger Middleton sister, including a Facebook page with more than 90,000 followers.

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