Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is to be put on public display at Buckingham Palace this summer for 10 weeks.

Visitors will have to fork out £17.50 to see the dress, designed by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen, during the annual opening of the Palace state rooms.

The dress will be shown from July 23 until October 3, along with Kate’s bridal shoes, diamond earrings and her 1936 Cartier halo tiara. 

The display will also include the royal couple’s wedding cake, but Pippa Middleton’s dress will not be on show.

Also missing will be the bridesmaids’ dresses and the uniforms worn by the two page boys.

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The Royal Collection, who put together the display, said that its aim was to “to focus on the British design and craftsmanship of the duchess’s wedding ensemble”.

The applique lace for the dress’ bodice and skirt was made by members of the Royal School of Needlework, who washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep the material in mint condition.

The school’s chief executive, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, told the Evening Standard: “We’re thrilled that the public now has the opportunity to see our skilled work first-hand. This prestigious commission continues our long tradition of work for royal occasions.”

To book tickets, call 020 7766 7300, or email bookinginfo@ royalcollection.org.uk