Kate Middleton's dress was the Royal Wedding's best kept secret. As it has been speculated before, Middleton's dress was by the head designer of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton.

Kate Middleton also chose to wear the Cartier halo tiara, which was made in 1936 and given to the Queen as an 18th birthday present. It is unclear whether the tiara was borrowed or if the Queen gave it to Middleton as a gift.

Middleton's earrings, which were custom made to match the tirara, were a present from the bride's parents.

Several news organizations, including The Telegraph and the Times had reported that Kate Middleton has chosen a designer for her wedding gown.The Telegraph reported that the gown will combine Middleton's and Burton's ideas.

Burton took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen after his tragic suicide. Burton has worked with McQueen for 14 years and has previously designed dresses for Michelle Obama, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sara Buys.
Burton's work caught Middleton's eye when she designed an off-the-shoulder wedding dress for Sarah Buys, a fashion journalist who married Tom Parker Bowles, the son of the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005.

At the time, Clarence House as refused to confirm or deny the report.   

We always knew that there would be a lot of speculation about the appointment of the designer. Because Catherine Middleton is keen to keep this private, we are not responding to this in any way at all, a spokesperson said via The Telegraph.

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