The real price of the little number that won Prince William's heart

Kate Middleton‘s infamous black see-through dress – that first caught Prince William‘s eye – could one day be worth £100,000 if Kate becomes Queen.

Kate, 28, modelled the dress at University Of St Andrews fashion show eight years ago, with Prince William mesmerised in the front row.

‘The dress is a part of fashion history – the moment William could first have fallen in love with Kate – and that makes me really proud,’ says the designer of the dress, Charlotte Todd.

‘If it hadn’t been see-through, William might not have noticed her.

‘I definitely think it has played a part in the royal love story.’

Charlotte says she would never sell the dress, which she actually designed to be worn as a skirt, despite auctioneers telling her it’s worth £10,000 and one day could fetch ten times that.

‘The only person I’d probably give it to is her – maybe in exchange for a wedding invitation,’ Charlotte tells the Daily Mail.

‘Of course I would love to design her wedding dress too.’ 

Wills, 28, proposed to Kate on holiday in Kenya. The couple will marry on 29 April next year.

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