Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Is Suddenly Causing Drama 5 Years After Her Nuptials

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What a royal mess! Five years after Kate Middleton and Prince William got married, Christine Kendall, the owner of a small design studio in London, is claiming that Alexander McQueen stole the idea for Kate's wedding dress from her. How mad is she? Suing mad. 

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The queen can rest easy at night, because, thankfully, neither the duchess nor the royal family has anything to do with the lawsuit. But Alexander McQueen -- specifically, creative director Sarah Burton, who came up with the concept for Kate's dress -- is under fire right now. 

Evidently, 13 months after the royal wedding, Kendall approached McQueen with the claims, at which point they "were clear with her that any suggestion Sarah Burton’s design of the royal wedding dress was copied from her designs was nonsense," a spokesperson for the fashion house said. McQueen isn't sure why Kendall is bringing this up yet again, but they're sticking to their guns. "We do not know why Ms. Kendall has raised this again, but there are no ifs, buts, or maybes here: this claim is ridiculous," the spokesperson said. 

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When claims like this are made so long after the fact, it's hard to think it's anything other than a ploy for publicity. If the royal wedding dress was Kendall's design, wouldn't she have come out and said it the day of the wedding? Why wait over a year? And why bring it up again now? Soemthing's fishy. 

Thus far, it doesn't seem like Kendall has any proof that Sarah Burton or the McQueen label stole anything of hers, so she's just going to have to continue on making dresses, hoping no famous designers "copy" her looks.

And of course in the meantime, she'll likely enjoy a nice boost in sales, because, let's be honest, before this lawsuit, who the heck heard of Christine Kendall?

 

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