Kate joins the Queen at wedding dress exhibition

Friday July 22, 2011

As they chatted before the display which around half a million people are expected to view the Queen and her new granddaughter-in-law must have been reliving that joyous day.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked poised and elegant as she viewed the stunning ivory lace and satin-gazar creation in which she married.

Security has been stepped up in Buckingham Palace because visitors can get within 8ft of the exquisite dress to see the needlework up close.

They were shown round by Royal Collection curator Caroline de Guitaut.

She said: "The dress performed perfectly.

"But the Duke and Duchess also maintained a modesty that gave the event the feel of a big family wedding to which the nation was invited."

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