Kate Middleton was ‘in tears at the palace’ after a major secret was revealed

After details about her wedding gown were leaked, Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge, was said to be “in tears” before her 2011 wedding to Prince William.

In front of millions of people, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in a beautiful ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
From the guest list to the venue and the menu, every detail of their big day in 2011 was meticulously planned months in advance.
However, the big day was threatened by a leaked secret.


Kate’s dress featured a fitted bodice with a sheer lace neckline and sleeves ( Image: Getty)

Kate Middleton, like many brides, wanted to keep the details of her wedding gown a secret until she walked down the aisle.
Despite her best efforts to keep the designer a secret, word eventually got out.
Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was revealed to be the secret designer.
Katie Nicholl, a royal expert on Channel 5’s Secrets of the Royal Dressmakers, discussed how upset the future Duchess of Cambridge was.
“I think that caused tears at the Palace behind the scenes because Kate had done everything she could to keep the wedding gown a secret,” she said.


The leak didn’t appear to phase Kate on the day ( Image: ExpressStar)

The Sunday Times revealed Sarah was the designer almost two months before the Duke and Duchess were supposed to marry.
“She was chosen by Middleton, who is making increasing efforts to develop her own style, on grounds of her quirky elegance, discretion, and low profile,” the publication said at the time.
“The dress will be a combination of Middleton’s own design ideas and Burton’s deep knowledge and understanding of high fashion,” a fashion source said.
“Until the wedding, Middleton had hoped to keep Burton’s name under wraps.”


Sarah Burton designed Kate’s dress ( Image: Rex)

Burton denied any involvement until the wedding day, when she was present to help style Kate’s dress and was officially announced as the designer.
The leak, however, did not appear to dampen Kate’s spirits on the big day, as she appeared to be overjoyed to marry her prince.
Even though the designer had been leaked, wedding dress designer Caroline Castigliano says the big reveal was still special because no one had seen it before the big day.


LONDON, ENGLAND – HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

“Everyone loved Kate’s dress,” she said. “Wow,” she exclaimed as she stepped out of the house. Incredible. She had a stunning appearance. It still gives me the creeps.”
Sarah made the dress with traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship, a technique that dates back to the 1800s, to represent’something old.’
Individual lace roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks were hand-attached to ivory silk tulle, and the skirt featured white satin gazar arches and pleats to echo an opening flower.

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