The Royal Palace Makes £15m off Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress
Since the wedding dress of Kate Middleton has been on display at the Royal Palace for the public to see, the palace has fetched £15 million in ticket sales. Tourists and fashion lovers from all over the world are lining up outside Buckingham Palace to see the famous wedding dress the Duchess’ wore on her special day. Each day since the dress has been on display tickets have been selling out as early as lunch time. A ticket to see the royal dress costs £17.50 and for a full tour of the palace visitors can pay £31. The Wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for the British label Alexander McQueen is also on display with the diamond tiara, diamond earrings and Alexander McQueen, lace shoes Kate wore on her wedding day. The queen described the wedding dress displayed on the headless mannequin as “very creepy” and “horrible”. The dress is expected to attract around five million people in the coming months, a spokesperson for the royal palace stated. Also on display is the eight-tier wedding cake with the cut the Dutch and Duchess’ made on their wedding day. The exhibition is called “The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design” The proceeds of the exhibition will go towards the care of the royal collection in the palace – including sculptures, jewellery and paintings.