Mother of Bride’s Dress Details Revealed

April 29, 2011 Updated: September 29, 2015


Carole Middleton and her son James arrive at Westminster Abbey.

While there’s no shortage of royal wedding excitement around who’s arriving and who’s wearing what, there’s no denying what everyone’s really waiting for: the first glimpse of Catherine Middleton’s dress.

An hour before the wedding service begins at 11 a.m., local time, the official royal wedding website tantalized royal watchers by releasing a written description of the mother of the bride’s dress.

“Mrs. Carole Middleton is wearing a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping and passementerie at the waist and cuff over a sky blue silk shantung ‘Sydney’ day dress with short pleated sleeves and pleated pockets,” read the statement. “The dress and coatdress are by Catherine Walker. Mrs. Middleton’s hat is by Berkshire-based Jane Corbett.”

Walker was the fashion designer of Princess Diana’s most famous dresses, including the one she was buried in.

At 10:20 a.m., Carole Middleton and her son James will leave the Goring Hotel to arrive at the Abbey at precisely 10:27 a.m. Catherine Middleton and her father, Michael Middleton, will leave the hotel for Westminster Abbey at 10:51 a.m.