Despite the Queen declaring the display “horrid” when she first clapped eyes on it, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has attracted a record number of visitors to see it at Buckingham palace.

Her maj apparently objected to the "creepy" appearance of the headless mannequin used to show the dress but the general population seemed not to be put off.

 More than 350,000 have flocked to the Queen’s gaff since the exhibition opened in July to get an eyeful of the gown Kate wore to marry Prince William at Westminister Abbey in April.

"We're thrilled that so many people have visited Buckingham Palace this summer in what looks to be a record year," a Royal Collection spokesman revealed.

"The Royal Wedding attracted worldwide interest, so it's only natural that many people want to come to see the State Rooms, some of which were used for the wedding reception, and take a closer look at The Duchess of Cambridge's dress – which celebrates great British design."

Made of ivory and white satin gazar, the dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen,

The exhibition also features Kate's veil and Cartier ''Halo'' tiara, which was loaned to Kate by the Queen.

A replica of the bride's bouquet and the wedding cake are also on show.

An estimated 500,000 visitors are expected to turn out to see the gown by the time the exhibition closes on October 3.


Royal Wedding: Kate's dress revealed