Curator, Caroline de Guitaut, adjusts Kate Middleton's wedding dress. Photo: PA
's wedding dress, wedding shoes, tiara and even her (and Prince William's) wedding cake will be on show to the public
at Buckingham Palace from 23 July until 3 October.
The eagerly anticipated display will allow visitors to get a closer look at the gown, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
, as well as the bridal accessories during the palace's annual summer opening (although, sadly, there will be no option to try the dress on yourself).
The first cut of the royal wedding cake. Photo: PA
We don't know about you but we're really looking forward to the chance to see the dress at close quarters - in our experience, photographs can't compare to seeing all the intricate detail of bridal fashion in person.
It's not just team MyDaily who are excited by the show, though. According to the Guardian
, advance ticket sales for the State Rooms - which includes the ballroom where Kate's wedding wardrobe can be found - have already reached 125,000.
Given there are a maximum of 600,000 timed slots it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the exhibition will be a sell-out so if you're interested in seeing Kate's gown, or the Royal Fabergé exhibition which is also part of the opening, don't wait too long.
Adult admission to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace costs £17.50
Caroline de Guitaut making sure the dress looks immaculate from all angles.</p>
The Halo Tiara - Kate's 'something borrowed' - was lent to the bride by the Queen the wedding.</p>
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal wedding cake.</p>
The first cut of the wedding cake made by Prince William and his bride.</p>
Kate's custom-made diamond earrings - a gift to the bride for her parents.</p>
A recreation of Kate's modestly sized bouquet which included lily of the valley, hyacinths, myrtle and ivy.</p>
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Ensuring the nine foot train sits perfectly.</p>
A close-up of the lace appliqué floral detail on the gown which was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework.</p>
Kate's Alexander McQueen wedding shoes - she's a size five and a half (perfect for us to borrow!)</p>
Curator, Caroline de Guitaut adjusts Kate's wedding gown in preparation for the exhibition.</p>
The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The dress is made of ivory and white satin gazar and the skirt features arches and pleats to resemble a flower opening.</p>