Royal Wedding: Sarah Burton speaks out

Kate Middleton's dress designer has finally spoken out. Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen tells the story behind THAT dress and explains how it's been the experience of a lifetime

The wait is over – the blushing bride has made her vows and 
Kate Middleton’s dress designer has finally spoken out.

Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen says: ‘It’s been the experience of a lifetime and I have enjoyed every moment of it.’

‘It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created – the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship.’

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Kate Middleton in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

‘By marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day. We worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy.’

And what a secret it was. After months of speculation, the rumour mill went into overdrive last night after a woman was spotted sneaking into the Goring Hotel where Kate was staying. The mystery woman wore a furry hat that hid her face but the trademark belt and ballet pumps were a giveaway for those in the know – and Sarah Burton for McQueen was the woman tipped for the top job.

But it wasn’t until this morning that we had our first glimpse of the dress and the bride herself.

Burton says: ‘Understandably, Catherine was very keen to keep the details of her dress a secret, which is every bride’s prerogative, and we gave an undertaking to keep our role confidential until the day of the wedding.’

Kate Middleton in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

‘Catherine looked absolutely stunning and the team at Alexander McQueen are very proud of what we have created. I wish TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge every good wish for the future.’

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