The dress with magical, Prince-pulling powers!

24 November 2010

Some things in life are worth more than money, it would seem. Like Kate Middleton's see through dress from 2002, the year that the Prince and now Princess-to-be met each other at St Andrews University. Oh yes, she was modelling in the University fashion show, he was an enchanted audience member. Skip forward eight years in time and the dress designer, Charlotte Todd, an erstwhile fashion student who now works in an aquarium, realised she was sitting on a fortune!

After uncovering the dress, post engagement, in a cupboard at her Mum's, she has a wonderful story to tell about the part she played in matchmaking the regal couple;

'I couldn't believe it when I heard William and Kate were getting married - I was so happy for them both. Then when I realised she would become Queen I started to appreciate the significance of it all.

The dress is a part of fashion history - the moment William could first have fallen in love with Kate - and that makes me really proud. I only made it as a skirt, but they pulled it up on Kate and she wore it as a dress. Maybe if it hadn't have been see-through, William might not have noticed her.  I definitely think it has a played a part in the royal love story.'

Although Charlotte has already been offered £1000 for the item, she swears she would never sell it, even though an auctioneer has already been quoted saying to could be worth up to £10k or even £100k in the future!

Who says that the Royal family doesn't warm the cockles from time to time?

- Naomi Attwood


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