Sheer profit for Kate 'antiques': Duchess of Cambridge memorabilia could soon rival that of Princess Diana
Kate's see-through dress she wore at a charity fashion show sold for 65,000
Will everything the Cambridges touch turn to gold Judging by souvenirs sold since her marriage, Kate Middleton memorabilia may soon rival that of Princess Diana.
The see-through dress Kate wore at a charity fashion show at St Andrews University in 2002 drew a gasp — and famously the whispered comment: ‘Wow, Kate’s hot!’ — from fellow student Prince William.
It later sold at auction for 65,000.
Now even the programmes for the event are worth money to royal fans, as will be revealed on Sunday’s Antiques Roadshow.
When the BBC visited St Andrews, a member of university staff turned up with two programmes, one her own and another she had picked up from William’s table when he left without it.
Yesterday Barbara Lessels, a secretary at the university, recalled: ‘When Kate Middleton walked down that catwalk, the audience gasped.
'She was absolutely stunning.
‘William was completely entranced.
'Afterwards he had left his programme and I took it before everything was cleared away.
'What’s more, it had his thumbprint on it!’
Presenter Fiona Bruce describes the find as ‘fantastic’ and experts value the programmes ‘at about 500’.
Kate and Prince William at St Andrew's University where she wore that famous frock
The Duchess of Cambridge pictured talking to schoolchildren at Rose Hill Primary School during a visit to Oxford this week