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Sarah Burton: Keeping royal dress secret was hilarious

Published 04/05/2011 | 12:18

Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, pictured at a personal shopping event in New York
Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, pictured at a personal shopping event in New York
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton arrives with her father Michael Middleton to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Tom Pilston - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen attends the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Sarah Burton "laughed" about the lengths she had to go to in order to hide the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.

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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.

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