The Queen & Kate Get a Private Wedding Dress Viewing


Ahead of the public showing of Kate's wedding dress at Buckingham Palace, the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a private viewing.



The stunning dress is to take pride of place at Buckingham Palace’s annual summer exhibition this year, ensuring we can bask in the afterglow of Kate and William’s wedding day just that little bit longer.



Kate wore a pale pink silk 3/4 length sleeve Joseph dress with a crossover bodice (Fall 2011 collection and available in stores now). She wore her Jimmy Choo 'lovely' heels in Powder Pink and did not carry a purse. Her shiny hair hung loose around her shoulders.


She kept her jewelry simple and wore a silver pendant necklace, her silver Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti® Diamonds by the Yard® bracelet and silver earrings.


Photo credit: Diana's Jewels



Update 7/24/11

Thanks to a listing on Ebay, I have found additional info on the Joseph dress as well as pictures. The dress is the 'Scala' Crepe Stretch dress. It was available for purchase at Harvey Nichols but is now sold out.



If you are interested in placing a bid on the dress, here is the link http://cgi.ebay.com/NWOT-ICONIC-JOSEPH-SCALA-CREPE-DRESS-40-US-8-UK-12-/110719203834?pt=UK_Women_s_Dresses&hash=item19c760f9fa The bidding starts at £495. Good luck!

Update 7/26/2011

Our amazing follower Arabella has ID'ed Kate's gorgeous diamond pendant. Here is the information that she provided to us "it is by Asprey London. It's not available, but a firm that I'm familiar with has an auction on EBay for the gold version of the necklace. Asprey offers a bespoke service, so if any of your readers are interested in this piece, they will probably be happy to recreate it for them."

For those of you that are interested here is the link to the listing on Ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/Asprey-Asprey-18K-Yellow-Gold-Diamond-Pendant-Necklace-/190488387218?pt=Designer_Jewelry&hash=item2c59fe1e92

Additional Information about the pendant taken from the Ebay listing - please note that the listing on Ebay is for an 18K yellow gold pendant.

Dimensions: Length of the necklace drop is 8 inches, width of the pendant 15 mm and drop of the pendant is 20 mm

Description: Cute Asprey 18K yellow gold and diamond button necklace and pendant, stamped 167 New Bond Street London. Total diamond weight is 0.40 ct.

Retail Price: $3380




Update 9/8/2011

Kate's Joseph dress is now available at Harrods for £395. Description from the website is as follows:
Pale pink dress
Mock wrap design
Deep V-neckline
Cropped sleeves
Zip closure to side
78% acetate, 22% polyester


Update 10/8/2011

Asprey London has re-issued the '167 Button Pendant.' www.asprey.com priced at $3,750. It has pavé diamonds (0.53ct) centered around an amethyst (0.08ct) and is set in 18ct white gold.



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