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Kate Middleton: How She Hid The Royal Wedding Gown from The World, CIA-Style!

Tue, May 3, 2011 9:29am EDT by 1 Comment

Hidden rooms, covert meetings and false signals — the best-kept secret in fashion history was revealed only when Kate stepped onto the red carpet at Westminster Abbey!

Kate Middleton outfoxed the world by keeping her dazzling Royal Wedding gown hidden from the media — making sure that even the seamstresses putting the dress together didn’t see the full design! And that was just one of her stealthy moves!

Stitched in separate sections, the gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was assembled at the very last minute inside Buckingham Palace, in a secret workroom, the Daily Mail reports.

Exactly when Sarah herself received official word that Kate wanted her to create her gown is still unknown. Her contract specified that no one on her team could even confirm they had been approached to design the royal dress.

Fittings were set up secretly at the farmhouse Kate and Prince William keep in Anglesey, Wales. Lacework was done at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace — but the embroiderers did not know the identity of the lucky bride getting the intricately adorned dress!

Kate and Sarah may have used private chambers at Hampton Court to meet and avoid prying eyes. And at McQueen headquarters, a locked room on the executive floor was accessible only to Sarah and just a few trusted colleagues.

The covert operations paid off, with Kate’s secret held closely until the moment of truth at Westminster Abbey. Only then did the fashion world see the dress that drew raves from across the globe!
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