Wishing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a very Happy Eighth Wedding Anniversary.
The skilled embroiderers of the RSN contributed their technical embroidery expertise to create the bespoke lace on the wedding dress, veil and shoes and enabled Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to achieve her artistic vision for the beautiful bride.
The lace design and process was influenced by traditional Carrickmacross lace which originated in Ireland in the 1820s. Carrickmacross lace uses appliqué, worked by applying organdie fabric to a delicate net background and edging each motif with fine cord-like thread. The lace motifs (some as small as a 5 pence piece) were applied every two to three millimetres and arranged to fit each part of the dress perfectly.
We are very proud to have been such an important part of a very special day, and wish The Cambridge's many more happy years together.