Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen


After their vows, Kate and Wills were whisked to a party hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the cutting of the cake - an eight-tier masterpiece - and a suitably impressive spread, but it was at Prince Charles' evening black tie party where the couple could finally let their hair down.


The occassion called for an outfit change from Kate, and she debuted her second McQueen dress of the day - a strapless ivory gown with diamante waist-band topped by a fluffy shrug, while Will adhered to the black-tie dress code in a double-breasted penguin suit.

Kate's sister Pippa also wore McQueen for the service, but she chose to wear a dress by another of the bride's suspected wedding dress designers, Temperley London, to the party. The sisters clearly share a penchant for classic British design, and Pippa looked divine in the silk teal gown.

A stunning end to a fairytale day.

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By Hayley Spencer