The company responsible for organizing the royal family's annual exhibition of displays has rewarded Kate Middleton with a check for £300,000 or a little more than $465,600!
Proceeds from the event have now been donated to Kate's Royal Foundation, which was started by the Duchess, Prince William, and Prince Harry.
With over $15.5 million in ticket sales, the exhibit was a HUGE hit for the royal family.
And, now, hopefully, that money will go to help those in need.
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Who knew that Kate Middleton's wedding dress would cause such a controversy??
During Wikipedia's Wikimania 2012 conference, a debate over female-related interests prompted a discussion over why the Wiki page for "Kate Middleton's wedding dress" is one of the lowest-rated topics in the Wikiverse and has been flagged for deletion several times.
With only 9% of Wiki editors being women
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Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton did the unthinkable — she lied right to Anna Wintour's face.
Vogue's editor-at-large Hamish Bowles says it all went down last year when everyone was speculating over who would be designing Kate Middleton's wedding gown:
"Anna looked Sarah in the eye – an experience that would jelly the marrow of bigger people – and asked, 'Are you designing Kate Middleton’s dress?' and Sarah said, 'I am not designing the dress.' So Anna was telling everyone, 'Sarah told me she’s not doing the dress, so she’s not doing the dress.' Now Anna admits Sarah did an amazing job."
What a brave soul!
Hamish also revealed the white dresses from the McQueen A/W 2011 collection was a cover up for the super covert design operation going on inside Buckingham Palace.
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Over 600,000 visitors from came to view Kate Middleton's wedding gown, which means the Royal Collection raked in nearly $16.5 million from ticket sales.
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But she's just kidding…we think.
On Friday, Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cambridge toured the Buckingham Palace State Room where Kate's wedding gown is on display and the 85 year old had some surprising things to say.
While viewing the Alexander McQueen gown on the headless mannequin, Her Majesty said to Catherine in her nude Joseph dress: "Horrid, isn't it? Horrid and dreadful!" adding "You've seen this already, so… you don't really want to see it again, do you?"
Oh that Queen's such a comedian!
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This is fascinating!
All the details on how Kate Middleton's wedding dress was kept a secret up until she arrived at Westminster Abbey are slowly beginning to surface.
Insiders say both the lace-makers at the Royal School of Needlework and Alexander McQueen seamstresses were told their work was for a movie, but wouldn't elaborate further.
The dress itself was constructed inside Buckingham Palace by Sarah Burton and a small group of helpers that were signed to secrecy. And if they were ever asked about the fashion house's involvement with the Royal Wedding they had to lie.
Ah, the classic "denial" trick. Works every time.
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We'd LOVE for this to happen!
On Sunday, Prince Charles' Clarence House office announced the Alexander McQueen wedding gown worn by the woman formerly known as Kate Middleton may be put on display.
A rep said in a statement:
"The Duchess of Cambridge 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."
We say if they do one, they gotta do the other. It's too pretty NOT to.
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