It's almost time to put a ring on it.
As Kate and Will's nuptials approach, the frenzy over who's designing what gets ever more manic. Over the weekend, the news which emerged from royal wedding dress-watch was that Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton would be creating Kate's wedding gown.
What about the rings? People magazine reports that the likely front-runners for the coveted commission will be North Welsh jewellers, Clogau Gold (a favourite of the Palace's since Queen Elizabeth's wedding in 1923). Fun fact: one of the royal traditions is that the bride's ring should contain Welsh gold from a special family reserve. While nothing has been confirmed, be sure to watch this space.
Other royal jewellers who may be accessorising Kate on her big day include G. Collins & Sons Limited, the official jeweller of the Crown (who have provided the Queen's jewels since 2000), and Garrard & Co., who designed Diana's stunning sapphire engagement ring, which now sits on Kate's ring finger.
Meanwhile, The Huffington Post's royal correspondent reports that Kate has commissioned four pairs of shoes for the big day - all featuring heels of different heights - but says the royal-to-be will be wearing flats as she makes her way down the aisle at Westminster Abbey. According to sources, "the shoes (more like slippers) will be covered with multiple layers of silk, and heavily embroidered."
We were hoping Kate would be wearing one of these dramatic pairs but we can't blame her for not wanting to trip in sky-high heels - the whole world will be watching, after all.
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