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Kate Middleton Thanks Her Royal Wedding Dressmakers in Person

Celebrity Style Feb. 29, 2012 AT 4:59PM
Kate Middleton Thanks Her Royal Wedding Dressmakers in Person Credit: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Royal treatment!

Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen creation she donned on her April 29th wedding day has made history, not only by having been put on display at Buckingham Palace last summer, but also in the several knock-offs that have been created for the masses.

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In true royal form, the Duchess, 30, stopped by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace Tuesday to thank those who helped make her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation come to life (while keeping the work under wraps) for her and Prince William's April 29th nuptials.

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"It was lovely to meet the Duchess of Cambridge and to show her what the Royal School of Needlework does," Susan Kay-Williams, the school's CEO, told U.K.'s Telegraph. It was Kay-Williams' students who hand-stitched the lace applique onto the gown's bodice and skirt made from ivory and white satin gazer.

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A friend added to the Telegraph, "Catherine was keen to express her gratitude in person to the women who worked so hard on her dress. She was very conscious of the pressure that they were under."

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