Sarah Burton: Keeping royal dress secret was hilarious
Published 04/05/2011 | 12:18
Sarah Burton "laughed" about the lengths she had to go to in order to hide the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.
On Friday Britain’s Prince William wed his long-term partner Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. All eyes were on what the bride would wear, as she’d been keen to keep her gown a secret ahead of the big day.
There had been speculation she would wear Alexander McQueen, and as she began her journey to the Abbey the rumours were confirmed. Catherine’s ivory and white gown featured a lace overlay and sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, hand embroidery and a train which was over two metres long.
Sarah is amazed they managed to keep the design a secret, and giggled she even had to wear a huge fur hat to avoid detection when visiting Catherine at The Goring hotel the night before the nuptials.
“The most fun I had was trying to hide… we laughed a lot about that,” she said.
Sarah was speaking at a special personal shopping event held at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, and said Catherine “couldn't have been more lovely”.
The pair worked closely on the dress together, and Sarah found all the Duchess’ family a joy to be around.
“It was made for her and has a lot of her personality in it,” she added, according to New York Post.