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.