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Jul222011

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress on Display at Buckingham Palace

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Those shoes. Those diamonds. That dress.

The nuptials were months ago and the duke and duchess are already settling into married life, but there's no reason to forget Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding day.

Beginning Saturday, Buckingham Palace will host an exhibit with some of the most memorable ornaments from William and Kate's special day: the 3-foot-high wedding cake, the glittering Cartier tiara borrowed from the Queen and, of course, the gown that spurred a ripple of copycats and envious brides around the world.

"I think the thing that people will really see when they come here to view the dress is just how beautiful the detail is," said curator Caroline de Guitaut of the Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen design.

The satin-gazar and lace wedding dress was handmade at the Royal School of Needlework by staff, tutors, graduates, and students from around the world. As they applied yards-long lace appliqué to the dress, they washed their hands every half hour to ensure it stayed immaculate.

Although visitors might not get close enough to slip their feet into the bride's size 8 Alexander McQueen heels, it's still a treat for those who didn't get a coveted invite to the wedding.

The display runs until October as part of the palace's Royal Faberge exhibit.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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