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The long-sleeved gown with English and French Chantilly lace appliqué bodice and satin gazar pleated skirt by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen paid homage to the dress the Hollywood star wore when she married the Prince of Monaco in 1956.
But apparently we didn't have to go back 50 years in sartorial history to find the royal wedding's garment twin. Actress Isabella Orsini, goddaughter of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, married Belgian Prince Edouard de Ligne in 2009 wearing an uncanny lookalike, the Daily Mail points out.
Made by Belgian designer Gerald Watelet, Orsini's dress, like Kate's, featured a lace bodice, long sleeves and an impressive train. Both brides also donned veils and sparkling tiaras. Although Kate's Cartier "Halo" tiara, which was borrowed from the Queen, can't be matched.
European newspapers and magazines have dubbed the duchess "Copycat Kate." But Orsini doesn't mind the similarities.
The brunette beauty told Italian magazine Novella 2000: "As soon as the Duchess of Cambridge went out to go to church, I thought her dress was a copy of mine." Adding, "It means Kate Middleton has good taste."
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