McQueen to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress?

Rumour has it, Alexander McQueen’s successor Sarah Burton will design Kate's all important bridal gown

Ever since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement, we’ve been dying to find out which designer name the bride-to-be would turn to for that all important gown.

Everyone from Daniella Issa Helayel to Brit design star Bruce Oldfield has been tipped to be in the running to take charge of the dress of the century, but now it seems the bride-to-be could finally have made her choice – Alexander McQueen’s successor Sarah Burton.

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The rumour mill is abuzz with whispers that Sarah – who took the helm at the eponymous British label after Lee McQueen’s tragic death last year – is a hot favourite with Kate, and currently hard at work on the royal bridal gown.

According to the Sunday Times Prince William’s bride-to-be set her heart on the famous fashion house after attending the wedding of fashion friend Sara Buys, who wore a strapless ivory McQueen gown to wed Tom Parker Bowles – son of Camilla – in 2005. 

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And it’s thought Kate is working closely alongside designers, to help create the dress of her dreams.

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But despite rumours, it seems Kate’s designer of choice is destined to stay firmly under wraps until the big day.

Yesterday Clarence House declined to comment on talk, revealing: ‘We’re not commenting on the specific designer for the dress because Catherine Middleton wishes to keep the designer a secret until the wedding day.’

And a spokesman for McQueen denied they had been given the commission. 

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But the stories give the strongest indication yet that Kate has made her decision, and work on the dress is well under way.

And with just eight weeks (and counting!) to royal wedding day, it’s not long before we’ll see the finished dress itself. Excited? Us?

What are your thoughts on Kate’s big day dress? Should Sarah Burton design the all-important wedding gown? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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