|Kate Middleton has vowed to reveal nothing about her wedding dress until the moment she enters Westminster Abbey on Friday week. But the Daily Mail can disclose that she has actually designed it herself.
The 29-year-old, who briefly worked for the High Street chain Jigsaw, has a keen interest in fashion. And as soon as her engagement was announced she took it upon herself to start creating her dream frock before she went to an established dressmaker to put her ideas into practice.
She has also included what is described as a ‘nod’ to the iconic Emanuel wedding dress worn by Lady Diana Spencer, but has avoided including any of its ‘flounce’. Yesterday Sophie Cranston, of the low-key label Libelula, was tipped as the creator of the wedding dress.
Although he has been kept in the dark about the gown, William has agreed with Kate that she can auction it for charity after the big day, with the proceeds going to a range of charities including the Prince’s Trust.
Friends have also revealed that Kate plans to wear diamond-and- pearl earrings on the day, although it is not known if they are new or family heirlooms. She will borrow other pieces of jewellery from the Queen including, it is believed, a dazzling tiara. As for shoes, Kate was recently seen in the VIP shopping area of Selfridges London store along with her mother, Carole, and sister, Pippa, surrounded by a heap of stilettoes by designer brand Gina.