Kate Middleton’s wedding dress helps raise almost £10m in 10 weeks

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

London: Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, which had been put up for exhibition at Buckingham Palace this summer has helped raise almost 10 million pounds from visitors from all over the world.

Although the palace officials have not yet released a figure for the amount of money raised by the summer opening, the exhibition that drew in more than 600,000 people in 10 weeks, sold tickets at the full price of 17.50 pounds, excluding the millions earned from official Palace gift shops.

The exact figure for the number of visitors and the revenue from the exhibition, which broke the previous record of 420,000 visitors, set in 1994, will be released at a later date.

“We’ve enjoyed welcoming visitors from all over the world to Buckingham Palace in record numbers this summer. It has been an incredibly busy few months and we’re delighted that it’s been such a huge success,” the Telegraph quoted a spokeswoman for the Royal Collection as saying.

Most of the money raised will go to the Royal Collection, which maintains the thousands of paintings and other treasures at the Royal palaces, but a slice of the money will go to charity, in accordance with the wishes of the 29-year-old Duchess of Cambridge.

ANI