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Kate's wedding gown to fetch £15mn

fashion-and-trends Updated: Aug 22, 2011 12:08 IST

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Queen Elizabeth is expected to make more than £15million from the royal wedding dress of the Duchess of Cambridge, which has been put up for public display.

An innumerable number of visitors from all over the world are lining up to take a close look at Kate Middleton's wedding gown, tiara, diamond earrings, shoes and eight-tier wedding cake with the cut made by the newly-weds, on display at the Buckingham Palace.

The ticket to see the Sarah Burton dress costs £ 17.50, whereas many visitors are even shelling out £31 a day to see the Sarah Burton dress along with the Palace, royal Mews and Queen's gallery.

"The dress has a great appeal," the Daily Star the Royal Collection Spokesperson as saying.

"We have been selling out by lunchtime. The wedding attracted worldwide interest so it's only natural that many people want to come and take a closer look at the Duchess of Cambridge's dress.

"The summer opening of Buckingham Palace is the hottest ticket in town.

"We are thrilled so many people have visited," the spokesperson added.

Ironically, the fairytale dress, which is expected to attract more than 5,00,000 visitors during the three-month long exhibition was called "very creepy" and "horrible" by the Queen when she saw it on a headless mannequin during the preview of the exhibition with Middleton last month.

The proceeds of the exhibition will go towards care of the Royal Collection including paintings, sculpture, jewellery and for the opening of the royal residences.