I remember how much speculation there was at the time around the dress, it was after all a huge deal since it was the biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The Duchess of Cambridge had secret meetings with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen at the time, who she chose ‘for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing’.
However despite their best efforts, the name of the designer was leaked by the Sunday Times almost two months before the big day in April.
Apparently, this upset Kate, which is totally understandable, which bride wouldn’t be upset at her dress being revealed before she walks down the aisle?
Katie Nicholl revealed in Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the Royal Dressmakers, that, ‘Behind the scenes I think that caused tears at the Palace because Kate had done everything she could to keep the wedding dress a secret.’
Whether she really was upset or not, on the big day she was the picture of happiness.
This article originally appeared on marie claire UK.