Apparently it’s not uncommon for royals to have an extra wedding dress standing by in case anything is revealed before their big day, and Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made no exception.

It’s been rumored that the royal bride didn’t have one, but two extra wedding dresses designed just so she could be sure nothing ruins her big day. And since nothing got out, Catherine appeared in her first choice, the wedding dress designed by British designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Because carrying that 8 foot train all day and night isn’t exactly easy, Kate decided to wear a second wedding dress at the party, and she looked stunning.

Kate Middleton Second Wedding Dress Pictures

Kate Middleton shined and dazzled the guests at the wedding reception with another McQueen creation, a simplistic strapless white satin gown featuring a subtle and simple cleavage and a gorgeous diamante detailing around the waist. To give her gown a little bit of a modern touch and emphasize the small details, Kate opted for a simple white angora shrug that kept her warm.

It’s not uncommon for brides and grooms to have a quick change into something more comfortable and so no one was surprised of the couple’s choice as Prince William also ditched his military uniform over a black tuxedo.

Kate also ditched her glam and glitzy tiara that was lent to her by the Queen for this particular day and allowed her luscious wavy locks to glide gently and naturally around her delicate facial features. Naturalness was best underlined by Catherine and she has proven herself to be fit for a Prince. Congratulations!

Kate Middleton Second Wedding Dress Pictures

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