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Duchess Kate's wedding gown attracts 'record' visitors

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress has attracted a record number of visitors to Buckingham palace.

More than 350,000 people have attended the London royal residence in the past six weeks to catch a glimpse of the stunning gown worn by Catherine when she married Britain's Prince William. The pair wed in Westminster Abbey in April of this year.

"We're thrilled that so many people have visited Buckingham Palace this summer in what looks to be a record year," a Royal Collection spokesman revealed.

"The Royal Wedding attracted worldwide interest, so it's only natural that many people want to come to see the State Rooms, some of which were used for the wedding reception, and take a closer look at The Duchess of Cambridge's dress - which celebrates great British design."

Designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, the beautiful satin and lace gown with a nine foot train is not the only thing on display. The earrings, tiara and shoes worn by the brunette beauty are also available for fans to see. An artificial version of the bride's bouquet and the original wedding cake are also included in the exhibition.

An estimated 500,000 visitors are expected to have seen the gown by the time the exhibition closes on October 3.

It is open seven days a week and tickets cost £17.50.

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