Kate Middleton worked hard to keep one of the most awaited parts of her royal wedding a secret. However, it leaked before her and Prince William's big day moving her to tears, according to a report.
Kate Middleton Very Upset When Secret Wedding Gown Designer Leaked
The Duchess of Cambridge and the rest of the royal brides always keep the details of their wedding dress a secret until they walk down the aisle, including the designer's name. Kate Middleton was very meticulous in keeping things under wraps, but the news got out that her bridal gown was designed by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton and she was very upset about the leak that happened two months before she and Prince William exchanged "I do's."
"Behind the scenes, I think that caused tears at the Palace because Kate had done everything she could to keep the wedding dress a secret," royal expert Katie Nicholl told Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the Royal Dressmakers, per Mirror.
"She was selected by Middleton, who is making increasing efforts to develop her own style, on grounds of her quirky elegance, discretion and low profile. A fashion source said that the dress will be a combination of Middleton's own design ideas and Burton's deep knowledge and understanding of high fashion. Middleton had hoped to keep Burton's name quiet until the wedding."
Although the news leaked earlier than expected, wedding dress designer Caroline Castigliano said the big reveal was still very special. Although the designer's name had been leaked, no one actually saw the design of her wedding dress.
"Everybody loved Kate’s dress. That excitement when she stepped out, it was just ‘wow,’" Castigliano explained. "Incredible. She looked sensational. Even now, it gives me butterflies."
What Did Kate Middleton Do To Keep The Design From Leaking From The Public?
The team working behind Kate Middleton's wedding dress used a lie to keep the wedding gown a secret from the public. According to royal expert Roberta Fiorito in the Royally Obsessed podcast, Alexander McQueen created a fake story to cover up that it was for the royal wedding.
"To maintain secrecy about the dress, I love this fun fact, the Royal School of Needlework was told the dress would be used as a costume in a TV show. And that cost was no object," Fiorito said. "So they told the students that in order to keep it secret."
Mandy Ewin, who was among the embroiders on the Royal School of Needlework, said they already knew the owner of the wedding dress. However, they kept it under wraps by using net curtains and even cleaners were not allowed inside the room. They also changed the code of the door.
Looking back at the event, Ewing said the news about Middleton's wedding dress was all over the news. However, the public had no idea who was actually doing it.
"When you're working you just focus on it and try not think about what's in the news. But it was an exciting event and everybody loved working on it - it was a once in a lifetime opportunity," she said.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Kate Middleton and the rest of the royal family members.