Kate Middleton’s Dress Sells For £78,000

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The sheer dress that Kate Middleton famously wore in a university fashion show has sold for £78,000 to a collecter in Jersey. The dress, which cost fashion and textile student Charlotte Todd £30 to make, is said to have caught Prince William’s eye and helped start his relationship with the future Princess.

The dress, originally designed as a skirt, was up for auction by vintage clothing specialists Kerry Taylor Auctions and was only estimated to reach £10,000.

Speaking after the auction, Todd said: “I am totally speechless, and feel very emotional. I really didn’t think it would make that amount. I am planning to put some of the money towards a deposit for a house, but perhaps I may use some to change my career.”