Even after the confetti has been swept up and commemorative china has been packed away, the memory of a royal wedding sticks around. From the starry guest list to the weird hats members of the aristocracy seem to favour, we all love to pore over over every single detail. Arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated aspects is, of course, the dress. We all remember the collective 'oohs' and 'ahhs' which happened globally on April 29, 2011, when the then Kate Middleton stepped out of her car giving us the first glimpse of her Alexander McQueen gown. As with Diana's David and Elizabeth Emmanuel dress 30 years previously, Kate's wedding dress was a closely-guarded secret. And Sarah Burton and her team went to great lengths to keep it that way. A member of the dress-making team, Mandy Ewing, revealed exactly how much of a mission it was after the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Royal School of Needlework, Hello reports. "We knew who it was for, but it was very secret - we had net … [Read more...] about Extreme lengths used to keep Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress a secret revealed
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THE wedding of the year took place last weekend, with Pippa Middleton marrying James Middleton without a hitch.But who is the designer behind her dazzling lace dress, and who else has worn his creations?While her sister Kate Middleton opted for a long-sleeved dress by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen, Pippa selected a stunning number by Giles Deacon.Giles is a 47-year-old designer who is originally from County Durham, where the Middletons’ ancestors hail.He is a graduate of London’s prestigious St Martins College of Art and Design, which also counts Stella McCartney in its alumni.The talented designer has won many awards such as British Fashion Designer of the Year in 2006.He is one of the most sought-after British designers and is famed for creating dramatic clothes for “women who want to be noticed.”Giles has dressed some of the biggest stars of the red carpets at events such as Cannes, the Met Ball and the Emmy Awards.He is currently said to be dating … [Read more...] about Who is Giles Deacon? Designer behind Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress who’s collaborated with New Look and Debenhams
HER figure-hugging bridesmaid dress was all anybody could talk about when her big sister Kate the Duchess of Cambridge wed Prince William in 2011.And now Pippa Middleton has finally tied the knot with her hedge-fund manager partner James Matthews in Berkshire, wearing a bespoke Giles Deacon gown. Here's all we know so far about her bridal gown...It has been confirmed Giles Deacon did design the dress for Pippa's big day.Pippa accessorised her bridal outfit with a Maidenhair fern tiara by Robinson Pelham and satin pumps with pearl detailing by Manolo Blahnik.For her "something old", Pippa wore the same Robinson Pelham pearl earrings which she wore for Kate's wedding in 2011.Designer Giles Deacon had been the favourite ever since he was spotted visiting Pippa and her mother Carole just before Christmas, holding a garment bag.However at the time, Giles, 47, said: “I can never really comment on rumours. Until things are confirmed, it’s … [Read more...] about Who designed Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress and how much did the Giles Deacon creation cost?
WHICH two families are famous for their matriarch mums, stubbly sons and perky bums?One tribe resides in Hollywood and created the First Lady of social media, while the other hails from leafy Berkshire and can be credited with producing our future Queen.The Middletons were more of a fixture at Wimbledon this year than strawberries and cream – with 17 visits.That has prompted one MP to label them as flashy as the Kardashians.Labour’s Emma Dent Coad said: “I say the Middletons are like the Kardashians now because they are such film stars.“It just shows how much it has all changed. I would say if we are going to have princes and princesses, I would rather it was the Beckhams because they have earned their own money.”But how much do the royals of reality television and Prince William’s in-laws really have in common?Here, KARA DOLMAN charts their similarities.IT is not just dark, flowing locks this pair have in common.Their weddings were also the most … [Read more...] about One family created the First Lady of social media, while the other gave us a future Queen… but are Kate Middleton and co as flash as the Kardashians?
SHE was the bridesmaid that stole the show when her sister Kate Middleton married Prince William.And today it was Pippa's turn to tie the knot - she married millionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews in Berkshire but was the Duchess of Cambridge her maid of honour?When Kate married William in April 2011, Pippa was maid of honour for her sister and her figure-hugging bridesmaid dress captured the world's attention.So when it was announced that Pippa would be tying the knot, many predicted that the Duchess of Cambridge would repay the favour. And today it appeared she was maid of honour for her younger sister on her wedding day.Traditionally, bridesmaids were chosen from unmarried ladies of marriageable age in the bride’s family.The main bridesmaid can only be labelled the chief bridesmaid or maid of honour if she is unmarried.If she’s already wed, she is instead dubbed the ‘matron of honour’.Kate has now been married for six years and has two children, so, if … [Read more...] about Was Kate Middleton Maid of Honour at her sister Pippa’s wedding TODAY?
SAM Faiers surprised fans by trying on wedding dresses in a bid to get boyfriend Paul Knightley to pop the question.The 25-year-old, who welcomed her first child fourteen months ago, is determined to get a ring on her finger as she continues to “drop hints.”Sam admitted it is a bit “creepy” in the scenes broadcast during Wednesday’s episode of The Mummy Diaries.She said: “It’s a bit creepy I know – [but] I’m always hinting.“'I vision myself getting married on a beach. I'd love to wear something that's still a wedding dress but has a sleeve like Kate Middleton.Sam continued: “I want it to be really low-key and small, that's just how I picture it - like a 2/3 day thing.”However, sister Billie Faiers, who has been engaged to Greg Shephard for two years, reckons she needs to try a different tactic.Billie said: “She's going about it the wrong way - she needs to be more subtle.”Their mother Sue added: … [Read more...] about Sam Faiers tries on wedding dresses BEFORE getting engaged to ‘drop hint’ to boyfriend Paul
Kate and Wills landed in Canada this weekend, bringing with them their two adorable children, an large entourage and the eyes of the world.Kate is no stranger to having her wardrobe analysed but for those who keep her company, the scrutiny will certainly add some additional pressure.For Canada’s first lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau the comparisons are an inevitable side effect of the royal tour.The ex- TV presenter and wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no doubt been conscious of the need to “step up her game” as the Princess brings a careful curated wardrobe showcasing the best of both Canadian and British designers.On the first day of the tour the fash pack were siding with Kate’s chic maple leaf hat and royal blue dress combo over Sophie’s slim fitting purple dress and felt hat which came under criticism.But how did the pair fair on day two of the Canada Royal Tour 2016?The women toured around Vancouver visiting charities with their … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton vs Sophie Gregoire Trudeau – Duchess of Cambridge’s wins outfit crown on day 2 of Canada royal tour
Five short years ago the nation’s sweethearts touched down in Canada as newlyweds doing their first official tour of the country.Throughout the tour Kate’s outfit choices were scrutinised and admired by the public back home and after a series of style successes she was hailed a fashion icon.This weekend the Duchess of Cambridge once more landed with her husband on Canadian shores, this time with two adorable children in tow.Only two outfits in and the nation is already swooning over her stunning design choices.The first was a striking royal blue dress by Jenny Packham.She teamed it up with a matching blue hat from Lock & Co, adorned with blue maple leaves and the Queen’s diamond maple leaf brooch.She followed up her initial ensemble with a playful number for her arrival in Vancouver yesterday.The intricately designed frock was by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the same designer who made her iconic wedding dress.Kate paired the outfit up with some co-ordinated … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s Canada royal tour outfit choices have already impressed- we look back at her wardrobe from the 2011 visit
KATE and Pippa Middleton steal the show as bridesmaids at their uncle’s wedding — aged just nine and seven.Video unearthed by The Sun on Sunday shows future duchess Kate in a pink dress waving to the camera and smiling nervously.At one point she appears to wipe her nose on the back of her hand.Kate also looks on as her younger sister pulls off her matching floral crown.Brother James, then four, looks dapper in top hat and tails outside St Peter’s Church, Burnham, Bucks.The siblings walk tentatively up the aisle as Gary Goldsmith, 26, marries Miranda Foote in front of 80 guests.Pippa took centre stage as she held an order of service and looked on as Gary - then 26 and sporting a full head of blond hair - held hands with his new bride.The couple split 18 months after the 1991 ceremony.He has married four times in all.The scenes are a far cry from Kate’s 2011 wedding to Prince William at Westminster Abbey in front of a global audience and guests including The … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa steal the show as young bridesmaids at their uncle’s wedding in adorable unseen snaps
THE Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant as she arrived on the red carpet at the 2017 BAFTA's with Prince William on Sunday night.Kate stunned in an off-the-shoulder tiered black gown which had green and white floral detailing. The dress was created by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, the same designer who made her iconic wedding dress.Her beautiful gown accentuated her waist before flowing out into a tiered style skirt.The delicate floral theme continued throughout and became larger bunches of baby's breath on the skirt.Kate wowed with her accessories as she wore some stunning diamond drop earrings and matching bracelets for the occasion.She wore her hair in a glamorous upstyle which showcased her decolletage and her beautiful jewels. Their appearance comes after The Sun revealed how BAFTA bosses will warn top movie stars not to ask the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for selfies at tonight's bash.Awards organisers fear A-list guests unfamiliar with royal protocol will … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton looked radiant in stunning off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown with Prince William at the 2017 BAFTA’s