Kate Middleton’s wedding dress Worth £1 Million to Charity
Since the royal wedding early this year, chosen charities by of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to benefit by £1 Million from the visitors to the “” at Buckingham Palace. Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has become an iconic piece of British fashion and royalty, attracting a record breaking 600,000 visitors to the Royal Palace. The dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen - one of Britain’s greatest fashion designers and was inspired by the wedding dress actress; Grace Kelly wore when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Kate’s royal wedding dress was the main attraction to the palace during the 10 week exhibition that also displayed the jewellery and tiara she wore. It’s been reported ticket sales for the exhibition equated to £10.5 million during the 10 week period with tickets costing £17.50 per adult. A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced this week that a proportion of the money made during the royal wedding dress exhibition will be going to chosen charities of Prince William and Princess Kate. A courtier stated : “The Royal Collection will make a very generous donation to their charities” Most of the money raised during the 10 week exhibition will go to the Royal Collection, which maintains the thousands of paintings and other treasures at the Royal palaces.