One of the most memorable events for the year 2011 has to be without a doubt the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton that effectively bestowed upon the newly wed bride with the prestigious title of ‘Duchess of Cambridge’. The lavish Royal Wedding that was viewed by millions around the globe in person, on television and even on YouTube, courtesy of a live webcast is now in the spotlight again, as the wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton, has managed to generate $15 million in revenue since it went up for an audience in the ballroom of the Royal Palace. Designed and created by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, this gorgeous royal wedding dress has so far been viewed by more than 600,000 visitors while purchasing tickets for this royal exhibition that carried a price tag of $27.
As per the Royal Palace officials some of the staggering $15 million amount could also have been amounted to the sales of exquisite items from the Royal Palace gift shops and the entire proceed has been marked for the Royal Collection. This particular department is tasked with the role of preserving and maintaining numerous paintings and treasures at the Royal Palace. However, it has also been announced some parts of the proceeds will be donated to charities, as per the wishes of the Duchess, who gave the permission for the dress to be put on display. The exhibition consisted of some19 State rooms, while the wedding exhibition itself was given an extension of two weeks amid intense public interest and demand.
According to a spokeswoman for the Royal Collection,
“We’ve enjoyed welcoming visitors from all over the world to Buckingham Palace in record numbers this summer. It has been an incredibly busy few months and we’re delighted that it’s been such a huge success.”
Via The Telegraph