A decade later, all the details you missed in the Duchess of Cambridge's unforgettable wedding dress

The bride’s train, appliquéd using Ireland’s cutting-edge Carrickmacross technique from the 19th century, was nearly six feet long.

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The number of gazar-and-organza buttons fastened with rouleau loops that adorned the back of Kate’s bodice with lace appliqués.


The number of designs hand stitched into Kate’s veil of soft, ivory silk tulle. The design included the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock to represent each of the countries that make up the United Kingdom.

On her wedding day, the Queen lent Kate the Cartier tiara that she had received on her 18th birthday.

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The age at the time of the youngest member of the Royal School of Needlework team – consisting of existing staff, former staff, tutors, alumni, and students – to work on fashion’s closely guarded secret: Kate’s wedding dress.


The number of diamonds in the Cartier Halo tiara given to Kate by Prince William’s grandmother, the Queen, on her wedding anniversary.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s most dazzling credits from the Queen’s jewelry box

Sweet William was included in the Duchess of Cambridge’s bouquet, a nod to her husband on their wedding day a decade ago.

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The number of different types of foliage contained in Kate’s wedding bouquet: lily of the valley, which symbolizes the return of happiness; sweet William representing gallantry; Hyacinth, symbolizing the persistence of love; Ivy, for fidelity, marriage, marriage, friendship and affection; and myrtle, the symbol of marriage and love.


The number of years myrtle was included in royal brides wedding bouquets. The tradition dates back to 1858 when Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, wore her on her wedding day. It was used to denote the traditional innocence of a bride.

Kate chose Alexander McQueen for the British brand’s dedication to craftsmanship and respect for traditional craftsmanship.

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The number of months the dress was on display at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2011 following the royal wedding.

Kate’s dress was on display at Buckingham Palace four months later that summer after the world fell into the romance of the royal wedding.

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