Kate Middleton Picks Her Wedding Dress Designer, But Keeps Name Secret

01/15/2011 at 07:46 PM ET

Kate Middleton Picks a Dress Designer!
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It looks like Kate Middleton has made her biggest decision since accepting Prince William‘s marriage proposal. The future princess has picked the designer who will make her wedding dress, a source tells PEOPLE. However, the identity of the couturier with the task of creating the gown that will be poured over by hundreds of millions of people around the world on April 29, remains a secret — as is the couple’s wish. But was there a clue amid the speculation? Bruce Oldfield‘s name re-entered the mix because Kate’s mom Carole and her sister Pippa were spotted heading to his store in the swanky Knightsbridge area of London. Photos published in the U.K.’s News of the World show mother and daughter strolling in the street and visiting Oldfield’s store after lunching at San Lorenzo restaurant. The paper said the shopping trip gave “a big hint he’s been picked to design the royal wedding dress.” But no one is confirming. Oldfield’s shop had no comment for PEOPLE, and the palace spokesman says, “It’s Miss Middleton’s intention to keep the dress a secret for her bridegroom on their wedding day, as is every bride’s prerogative.” Oldfield, a favorite of Princess Diana, has not commented on making a wedding gown for Middleton, but he said in a statement in December, “Kate has such a gorgeous figure that she would look stunning in anything.” — Simon Perry and Monique Jessen


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Sharon on

She is a normal young woman who wants her gown to be a surprise on her wedding day; everyone should just “chill” and let things progress as with any bride! Let these two young people have the joy and fun that is afforded to any couple planning the biggest day of their lives as yet. They just want to experience what the rest of us do with the planning and making memories. Good luck and God speed to them both. I do so hope that Diana is watching from heaven above! I am an American and I love the pagentry and hope their fairy tale day (and lives) give them years and years of love and memories.

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Rosalie Cooper on

She is beautiful and the couple looks happy. Kate will make a lovely queen. I will eagerly be looking at the broadcast of the wedding–a princess marrying her prince charming!


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I appreciate very much the good work you are doing.Any important events/things that you would like me to know about the royal wedding.

Kathy on

Good luck to such a lovely couple. I agree it is romantic. Princess Diana got married the same day and year I did. I have always admired her and was totally devastated at the accident and the stories. She would be absolutely the most happiest mum and proud of both her children and the marriage of Prince William to Kate. She is beautiful. I just pray the press and cameramen will leave them alone to a degree they can live their lives without having to hide and run to get away from them. Good lord give them a break!

Marge Mathis on

“poured over” ?????

Yes, I guess a few drinks will be poured over this event……..Ha, ha.

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