According to reports that have been unearthed before Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s wedding, the future Duchess of Cambridge was very distraught because one specific detail about the big day was made public against her will.
Apparently, even though the bride-to-be and the palace tried to hide the identity of the designer of the iconic wedding dress, the piece of information found its way to the press about a month before the royal wedding.
It was revealed via The Sunday Times that Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen would design the wedding gown.
Back then, the outlet reported that the wedding dress was a fashion collaboration between Kate Middleton’s ideas and Sarah Burton’s talent.
Following the breaking news, the prestigious fashion label tried to undo the damage and firmly stated that Sarah Burton would not be designing the dress for Catherine.
Clarence House and Prince Charles were also forced to address the sensitive matter with a statement that read: “We’re not commenting on the specific designer for the dress because Catherine Middleton wishes to keep the designer a secret until the wedding day.”
Royal expert Katie Nicholl opened up about the incident during the documentary movie Secrets of the Royal Dressmakers and explained, “behind the scenes, I think that caused tears at the Palace because Kate had done everything she could to keep the wedding dress a secret.”
The denial of Burton’s involvement in the royal wedding lasted until the big day came, and it was officially revealed that she was indeed the designer.
According to many fashion experts, despite the information leak, the wedding dress was still very impressive and caused a lot of excitement worldwide.
Wedding dress designer Caroline Castigliano stated: “Everybody loved Kate’s dress. That excitement when she stepped out, it was just ‘wow. Incredible. She looked sensational. Even now it gives me butterflies.”
Kate Middleton wowed the world in a gorgeous wedding dress that featured English and French Chantilly lace.
The gown, which cost a whopping $434,000, featured a train that measured a 25 feet in length.
Kate Middleton wore a second satin wedding dress that was also designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
Kate Middleton’s beautiful gown is considered one of the most famous royal wedding dresses in history and was part of an exhibit at Buckingham Palace.
The wedding day has come and gone, but the power couple is still going on strong after welcoming three children.