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Royal wedding dress breaks Buckingham Palace records

Records have been tumbling at Buckingham Palace as the wedding dress warn by Catherine Middleton during her wedding to Prince William continues to wow the crowds.

The dress warn by the new Duchess of Cambridge has been on display since July 23rd, with more than 355,000 people have visited so far.

Visitor numbers are approximately 20 per cent above expected levels for the time of year.

It is expected final ticket sales will total £8 million when the exhibition closes in October.

Proceeds from the exhibition will go towards William and Kate’s wedding charity fund as well as the upkeep of palaces and royal residences.

Adults have been paying £17.50 - and children under 17, £10 - to see the outfit, which is displayed alongside a selection from the Royal Faberge collection.

A spokesperson for the Royal Collection said: “This year has been our highest to date. The wedding dress has proved very popular.”

Buckingham Palace and the Royal Wedding Dress exhibition will close to the public on October 3rd.


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