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Kate Middleton wedding dress revealed

By and Rebecca Davies
Kate Middleton's much-anticipated wedding dress has been revealed.

The 29-year-old stepped out at Westminster Abbey wearing an ivory and white satin gazar Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress complete with tiara and train.

Middleton reportedly worked closely with Burton on the lace applique design and requested that the dress combined tradition and modernity. The lace was hand-engineered by the Royal School of Needlework.

She wore a veil of silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers and a Cartier tiara, personally lent to her by the Queen. She also wore diamond-set oak leaf earrings made by Pimlico jewellers Robinson Pelham especially to echo her headpiece.

The earrings were commissioned by Middleton's parents Michael and Carole as a wedding present.

Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey

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Some ITV commentators compared Middleton to Princess Grace of Monaco as she walked down the aisle on her father Michael's arm followed by her sister Pippa, four bridesmaids and two page boys.

She carried a bouquet of lily-of-the-valleys, sweet william, hyacinths, ivy and myrtle.

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