Buckingham Palace Summer Exhibition 23 July - 3 October 2011
The excitement for one of this decade’s most significant events continues with the opening of this year’s Summer Exhibition at Buckingham Palace on 23rd July 2011. An estimated record breaking attendance of up to 650,000 people expected to visit Queen Elizabeth’s official London residence and get up close with the dress that transformed Kate Middleton into the Duchess of Cambridge when she wed Prince William on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey.
Intricately crafted by Alexander Mcqueen’s Sarah Burton, this famous dress will be presented on a raised stage in the ornate palace ballroom where crowds will flock to catch a glimpse of the stunning ivory ensemble along with its matching handcrafted bridal shoes), the diamond acorn earrings gifted to her by her parents, the Cartier Halo tiara she wore that was loaned by the Queen, and a silk flower replica of her bridal bouquet are all showcased for close viewing.
The organisers and the exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut, seen above adjusting the dress, are hoping to give all the visitors a true taste and experience of the royal wedding and have even included the Wedding cake behind a glass cabinet in the state dining room displaying where the royal newlyweds placed the knife on their wedding day. The exhibition will continue though till 3rd October 2011.
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