Kate's dress could go on public show
London - The wedding dress which dazzled
the two billion people who watched Friday's wedding of Kate Middleton and
Prince William could go on public display, Prince Charles's Clarence House
office said on Sunday.
The intricately decorated gown created by
Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen fashion house was roundly praised for its
modern take on traditional designs, drawing comparisons to the 1956 wedding
dress worn by Grace Kelly.
"The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate's new
title) is considering a number of options to give members of the public the
opportunity to see close up the skilled British craftsmanship that went into
the making of her wedding dress," a spokesperson said.
The palace official could not disclose when
or where the dress might go on display although many of Princess Diana's gowns
went on show at London's Kensington Palace.
The dress was the nation's best-kept secret
until the moment Kate stepped out of the car at Westminster Abbey with even the
gown's team of embroiderers at Hampton Court Palace unaware of what they were
working on until Friday morning.
At that iconic moment, designers worldwide
frantically sketched plans for imitation dresses, which are expected to be in
mass production by June.