$150,000 paid for Middleton's see-through dress

Charlotte Todd stands next to the dress she designed, and which was worn by Kate Middleton before...
Charlotte Todd stands next to the dress she designed, and which was worn by Kate Middleton before it was auctioned for $150,000.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A revealing dress worn by Kate Middleton at a 2002 charity event attended by Prince William when they were university students has sold for £65,000 ($NZ150,000) at auction.

The black see-through dress with a blue trim was bought by an unidentified buyer today in London. The auction price, which excludes a 20 percent buyers' premium, was originally expected to reach £8000.

Some commentators maintain that the dress played a role in sparking the royal romance that started shortly after the event.

It was initially intended to be worn as a skirt, but Middleton wore it as a short dress with black lingerie underneath.

 

 

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