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Queen, Princess Kate View Royal Wedding Dress on Display

| by Kate Wharmby Seldman

The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress, and all the finery she wore when she married Prince William, will soon go on public display as part of Buckingham Palace's annual summer exhibition. Today, Princess Kate took the Queen to see the dress before the public are allowed in to see it.

The two royals talked quietly as they looked at Kate's Alexander McQueen wedding dress, which was on a headless mannequin. Her veil and the Cartier tiara the Queen had lent her were perched on a stand atop the dress. The Queen described the presentation as "horrible," because of the mannequin's lack of head.

Caroline de Guitault, the exhibition's curator, wouldn't dish on exactly what size Kate's dress was, saying only "Small."

Even the Duchess's wedding shoes (size 5 1/2) are on display, as is her and Prince William's wedding cake.

 
Twinkle toes: The duchess's hand-stitched shoes were designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen and are size five-and-a-half
 
 
 
Fit for a Duchess: Kate Middleton's stunning wedding gown is going on display at the weekend, alongside other items from the big day