As Buckingham Palace opens for visitors this month - (guests can only enter the palace to tour it when the Queen is not holding residence there) - the new "Royal Wedding" exhibit is on display, housing many fun items from the wedding from April 29th.
Of course, the most exciting piece on display is, no doubt, Kate's fabulous dress. The Sarah Burton/Alexander McQueen original design is made of satin and lace (ivory and white). It was apparently designed to resemble an opening flower, and the train is 9-feet long. The dress was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework, and it is said that the people working on the dress were told to wash their hands every 30 minutes to keep the fabric in impeccable condition. The back of the dress was designed with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons.
Along with the dress, the silk and lace veil and Cartier "halo tiara" that Kate wore are also displayed just above the dress. Funny enough, the Queen (as she was touring the exhibit for the first time with Kate), said the arrangement of the dress and veil was "horrible" and looked "creepy" because there was no head between them!