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Kate channels Grace Kelly on wedding day

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 4th, 2011 1 comment

It’s not even been one week since Kate said her vows to Prince William and already her Alexander MxQueen wedding dress is being copied for future brides-to-be.

The best kept secret for a long time, Sarah Burton’s lace and gazar design was hidden from the world until Kate Middleton, now the new Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out of The Goring Hotel in London on her wedding day.

As Kate walked down the Westminster Abbey aisle we couldn’t help notice the striking similarity to the gown Grace Kelly wore in 1956, when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Lace sleeves? Check. Voluminous skirt? Check. Kate also opted for a veil, looking the part of future Queen of Britain, and bore a resemblance to Grace who like Kate arrived a commoner and departed a royal.

We don’t know if Grace Kelly is Kate’s style inspiration, but we expect Kate to grow into her own as a fashion icon in the years to come.

Grace and Kate

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Prince William and his bride, Kate, ride in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace after their wedding at Westminster Abbey. Her dress has been compared by some to the dress worn by Grace Kelly, when she married Prince Ranier III in Monaco (top image).
Photo: Stefan Rousseau /PA Wire

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