THE WEDDING of Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2011 was one of the most watched ceremonies in history – and her spectacular Alexander McQueen v-neck dress stole the show.
But it turns out the Duchess of Cambridge wore a SECOND wedding dress on the big day that not many people were aware of, and it is just as captivating as the first.
Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011 and her stunning lace, v-neck Alexander McQueen wedding dress was one of the main focal pointsCredit: Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
After the ceremony, the stunning bride ditched her elaborate, lace gown and changed into a romantic, ivory satin wonder with a furry stole.
The sensational dress was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen but featured a much simpler, but equally stunning, design.
It featured a flattering sweetheart neckline and gorgeous train, and was worn for an intimate evening celebration with her nearest and dearest at Buckingham Palace.
And there was even a bit more bling on the evening alternative, with the addition of a bedazzling diamanté waistline that accentuated her trim waist.
After the ceremony, Kate slipped into a second wedding dress for an intimate meal at Buckingham Palace in the eveningCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The sensation second dress was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen but was a satin number with an eye-catching diamonte beltCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The stunning Duchess literally let her hair down for the evening do, unpinning her hair from its elegant ceremony style to showcase her trademark bouncy locks.
The royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton took place on April 29, 2011, and was declared a public holiday in the UK.
Since William isn’t the first in line to the throne, the wedding was not a full state occasion, which meant many details of the big day were left down to the happy couple.
But the occasion, watched live by 36 million people, was jam-packed with all the usual pomp and ceremony of a royal occasion regardless.
Kate stole the show in a long-sleeved lace gown that went on display at Buckingham Palace during a summer exhibition
The happy occasion was watched live by 36 million people around the worldCredit: PA:Press Association
The wedding came a decade after the pair met, with Wills and Kate having first crossed paths back at uni in 2001.
Both students at St Andrews, the royal couple got on like a house on fire during their student days, and coupled up in 2003.
The engagement came seven years later in October 2010, sparking mass excitement all over the world at the prospect of a royal wedding.
We previously shared the gorgeous SECOND wedding dresses worn by Meghan Markle, Ellie Goulding and Billie Faiers.