Kate Middleton’s ‘tears at the Palace’ over wedding dress secret leak

When Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement in 2010, it sparked a wave of excitement among royal fans around the world.

William proposed with his late mother's spectacular sapphire engagement ring while on holiday in Kenya.

The now Duchess of Cambridge, 39, admitted “it was a total shock when it came."

While William, 38, said: "As every guy out there will know, it takes a certain amount of motivation to get yourself going. So I was planning it and then it just felt really right out in Africa. It was beautiful.”

What followed was months of meticulous planning for their big day, knowing the eyes of the world would be watching.

One of the biggest decisions was the venue – Westminster Abbey, followed by who would design Kate's dress.

She was desperate to keep what she would be wearing down the aisle under wraps. But somehow the designer of her gown was leaked.

Sarah Burton, creative director of fashion house Alexander McQueen, was named in the media as the designer behind the stunning dress.

This reportedly left Kate distraught despite Burton denying being involved until she was officially announced as the designer when Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey.

Speaking on Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the Royal Dressmakers, royal expert Katie Nicholl discussed how much this upset the Duchess.

She said: "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."

At the time, The Sunday Times reported: "A fashion source said that the dress will be a combination of Middleton's own design ideas and Burton's deep knowledge and understanding of high fashion."

Fans across the globe were bowled over by the stunning bride wearing an ivory gown with satin bodice, lace sleeves, and a 2.7m train.

And the fact the designer had been revealed in advance did not ruin Kate’s big moment.

Wedding dress creator Caroline Castingliano said: “Everybody loved Kate’s dress.

“That excitement when she stepped out, it was just ‘wow’.

"Incredible. She looked sensational.

"Even now it gives me butterflies."

The couple will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on April 29.

The pair are said to be planning a low-key celebration with their three children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, three.

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