Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2019

Kate Middleton news: Bletchley Park dress copied from Meghan’s wedding?


Kate Middleton visited the D-Day exhibition at Bletchley Park today.

The exhibition marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The gown costs £1125 and is from designer Alessandra Rich.

With a Peter Pan collar and long sleeves, the dresses channels 70s vibes.

It is mid-length and has a long slit, which showed of Kate’s legs,

The dress is described as such: “Alessandra Rich was inspired by Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1945 photograph of a sailor kissing a stranger in Times Square for her Spring ’18 collection.

“Capturing the essence of that iconic moment, this vintage-inspired dress is cut from polka-dot silk crepe de chine that falls to a pleated midi skirt.”

Meghan Markle‘s friend wore the dress to her wedding last year in May 2018.

Abigail Spencer donned the gown with white heels, a black belt, a black handbag and a navy blue fascinator.

Kate has worn this dress before, for the Prince Charles 70th birthday photoshoot.

The sweet picture featured Charles and his wife Camilla, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, who is nearly one.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were in the shoot too.

Kate added Emmy London’s Rebecca Riviera navy heels, which cost £425, and she carried a Symthson leather clutch bag purse with a strap, which costs £450. Her earrings cost £1090.

In another recent stylish outing, Kate Middleton wore a stunning £1200 red blazer. 

She was with her husband Prince William in Anglesey, Wales.

It is believed to be the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Double-breasted twill blazer, which costs $1,515 (around £1,162).

Kate also wore a black roll neck top, which had long sleeves.

She teamed it with a pair of black skinny trousers and black heeled boots, believed to be her Aquatalia boots which retail at £566.57.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.

Education

Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.

Wedding

Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.



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