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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Kate’s wedding dress on display at Buckingham Palace


GALLERY: Click the image above to view more images of the exhibit.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s white lace bridal gown is now on display at Buckingham Palace, complete with accompanying tiara, earrings and shoes. The now-famous dress can be seen up close by ticket-holding admirers during the Palace’s annual summer opening, from July 23 to October.

Viewers will get a chance to study the intricate details that Sarah Burton and her team at the house of Alexander McQueen put into the garment. The lace, which was difficult to discern on a TV screen and in the billions of photographs from the day, contains flowers native to Britain: thistles, roses, shamrocks and daffodils. Each flower was composed in an individual variety of lace and hand stitched onto the silk tulle.

Already, 125,000 tickets have been booked, according to the Guardian. A maximum of 600,000 tickets are available for the timed slots during the summer exhibition, making the likelihood of a sell-out very high. Tickets can be booked online on The Royal Collection’s Web site.


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