Well, I was wrong.
As Catherine Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out of her Rolls Royce at Westminster Abbey this morning, a real-life fashion fairytale came true. Sarah Burton, head designer of Alexander McQueen and successor of the British label after its founder’s untimely death, has successfully pulled off the ultimate honour of creating a beautiful and elegant wedding gown for our country’s future Queen.
Kate Middleton enters Westminster Abbey with her father, her exquisite train held by sister and Maid of Honour Pippa.
Months of speculation have culminated in this big reveal and in a stroke of pure genius, the Duchess’ ivory satin dress both echoes the classicism and elegance of years gone by, while simultaneously symbolising the breath of fresh air its wearer will undoubtedly bring to the British monarchy.
Kate and William emerge from the Abbey as husband and wife.
The sweetheart neckline, full skirt and delicate lace sleeves are reminiscent of the gown Grace Kelly wore for her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier, another stunning and ladylike Princess beloved the world over.
Grace Kelly in her wedding dress, 1956.
Kate Middleton making her way from the Goring Hotel to Westminster Abbey with her father Michael.
An absolute triumph, both for the radiant Kate herself and indeed for the whole of Britain.
Posted by: Brodie