London: Ultimo boss Michelle Mone received an OBE from Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace and has her sights set on designing Kate Middleton’s bridal lingerie.
“I have designed Kate`s bridal lingerie for her, and I``m going to send the designs to her. I think Ultimo fits with her image,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
However, Mone`s firm would not have time to design Kate Middleton`s dress for her wedding to Prince William, they said.
And the 39-year-old even arrived in one of her designs - a bespoke low-cut corset, which revealed a sheer bra underneath, created especially for the event.
“I designed it a few weeks ago but it was only finished last night, so my husband brought it down. I didn``t even have a chance to try it on,” Mone said.
“I wanted to wear an Ultimo creation, but I did think: "Should or shouldn`t I wear it?"
Cake-maker Michelle Turner, who has already created cakes for the Queen`s Diamond Wedding anniversary and Prince Charles`` 60th birthday, received an MBE.
Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council, who received a CBE, also had ideas on Miss Middleton`s wedding dress.
“She`s so beautiful, anything she wears will look stunning. ‘We would like it to be a British designer. I understand there`s a shortlist. We have several really excellent designers,” he said.