Royal wedding snapshots: Dress drama and mug mix-up

Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:58am EDT
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(Reuters Life!) - Following is a selection of stories on the royal wedding that have appeared in newspapers and on websites in the last week.

Reuters does not vouch for the accuracy of other publications' reports.

-- Kate Middleton dress fetches $105,000 at auction

A dress worn by Prince William's fiancee Kate Middleton at a university fashion show in 2002 which reportedly sparked the royal's interest in his bride-to-be fetched 65,000 pounds ($105,000) on Thursday.

Including commission, the see-through mesh slip dress designed by Charlotte Todd sold for 78,000 pounds ($126,000). It had been expected to sell for 8,000-10,000 pounds.

Todd, who was in the saleroom at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London, said she planned to put the proceeds toward buying a house with her husband.

"I am totally speechless, and feel very emotional," she said. "I really didn't think it would make that amount. I am planning to put some of the money toward a deposit for a house, but perhaps I may use some to change my career."

(Source: Reuters)

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