Can you believe that Kate Middleton’s and Prince William’s wedding was 11 years ago today? It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were all sitting in front of our TV’s, drooling over one of the most iconic wedding dresses in history, designed by Sarah Burton from the British fashion brand Alexander McQueen. Can you remember how you celebrated the royal wedding?

Since today is their anniversary I wanted to take us all back to that special day. Here are 5 details of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress that made it the wonderful work of art that we all fell in love with.

5 Details Of Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress

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The Royal Something Blue

As you will probably know, wearing “something blue” on your wedding day is supposed to give you a little bit of extra luck and that tradition was taken on by Kate in a very interesting way.

It is thought that Kate took a leaf out of another royal bride’s book by having a blue ribbon sewn into the interior of her wedding dress. 

This sweet gesture echoes the “something blue” that Princess Diana had on her wedding day as her instantly recognisable 80’s wedding dress by the Emanuel’s featured a blue bow sewn into the waistband.

The idea of having “something blue” is lovely but do you know why we do it and where the tradition started? Click the button below to learn something new…


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Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands

When you are given the task of creating a royal wedding dress you know there is no room for error! This was not overlooked by the Royal School of Needlework who assisted the Alexander McQueen team when it came to handling the lace fabrics.

The Royal Family website explains: "The Royal School of Needlework (RSN), based at Hampton Court Palace, assisted the Alexander McQueen team in accurately cutting out the delicate motifs from the lace fabrics and positioning the lace motifs with precision into the new design.

"The lace motifs were pinned, ‘framed up’ and applied with stab stitching every two to three millimetres around each lace motif.

"The workers washed their hands every thirty minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours, to keep them sharp and clean."

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The Impressively Long Train

As well Kate Middelton, the other Middleton that seemed to make the headlines that day was Pippa Middleton who was on hand to assist Kate with her dress, especially her stunning train.

The train was nine-foot long and was covered in floral motifs. Those iconic images of Pippa Middleton carrying the train down the long aile of Westminster Abby for her sister Kate will have a fixed feature in the history books forever.

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Kate’s Royal Tiara

As it is traditional in the Royal Family, the Queen lent Kate a tiara from her personal collection for the 2011 wedding. 

The Cartier Halo Tiara was originally purchased by the future King George VI for his wife, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It was then gifted to the then Princess Elizabeth for her 18th birthday…not a bad gift ey!

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The Meaningful Bouquet

Kate's bridal bouquet included lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth, ivy and myrtle - with the latter gathered from Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

The bouqet featured myrtle that was first planted in 1845 by Queen Victoria, along with sprigs from a plant grown from myrtle used in the Queen’s wedding bouquet in 1947.

And that isn’t it…

Within the bouquet Kate chose to feature a touching tribute to her new husband by including some “Sweet William”, a flower that symbolises gallantry.

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What Did You Think Of Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress?

There is so much I could talk about when it comes to Kate Middleton’s wedding dress as it was just so beautiful. 

With the Jubilee just around the corner, the royal buzz is on its way and we can not wait!

Written By Ryan Hirst