Kate Middleton’s wedding dress boosted visits to Buckingham Palace attracting a record numbers over the summer.

Between July and October more than 600,000 people turned out to see the palace's state rooms and Royal Collection which featured a one-off exhibition of Kate's wedding dress.

The record attendance bested Buck Palace’s previous record of 420,000 visitors over 57 days in 1994.


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A spokeswoman for the Royal Collection, said of the ivory and white satin-gazar dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen: "The dress has clearly been a massive draw.

"We've enjoyed welcoming visitors from all over the world to Buckingham Palace in record numbers this summer – it has been an incredibly busy few months and we're delighted that it's been such a huge success."

"This year we've seen the success of all things royal – Her Majesty's other official residences have also experienced record visitor numbers this year."

680,000 people visited Windsor Castle from April to September, the highest number for more than five years, the spokeswoman added.

The Palace's state rooms first opened to the public in 1993 in a bid to raise funds for Windsor Castle after it was partially destroyed by a fire the previous year.