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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Kate Middleton’s wedding dress replicas; Royal honeymoon rumors


Catherine Middleton in her Sarah Burton wedding dress. (Pascal Le Segretain - GETTY IMAGES)

The Dress
Kate Middleton was the epitome of class last Friday as she wed Prince William in a lacy Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress. Now several companies are giving commoners a chance to look just as regal on their big day.

Nordstrom’s is selling a version of the dress, JS Collections “Duchess” Wedding Gown, which can be pre-ordered now and will be available in September.

In the video below, you can watch as designers Michelle and Henry Roth scramble to create a replica version of the dress for Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique. The sample dress is in the boutique’s New York store now and will cost $3,700 when it becomes available.

Shala and Omid Moradi of “inspired design” dress company Faviana have created two replicas of Middleton’s dress for the mass market. A version of Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid gown will also available later this summer.

The Honeymoon
Since Friday’s royal wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been keeping a low profile. The couple postponed their honeymoon, opting instead to spend the weekend in the an undisclosed location in Britain, the Palace said in a press release. William and Kate reportedly returned to their rented farmhouse in Anglesey, Wales on Tuesday.

The Palace said the royal honeymoon with take place overseas, but exact details will not be released in advance. However, there are plenty of rumored destinations, including Kenya, Jordan and Romania. The Daily Mail is reporting that the two will spend 10 days in “a secret hideaway in the Indian Ocean” later this month. Royal biographer Andrew Morton said the couple will visit Los Angeles sometime this summer.

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