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Kate Middleton's dress sells for $125,884 at auction

March 17, 2011 |  4:11 pm

Kate Middleton and Prince William While a student at Scotland's University of St. Andrews in 2002, wearing a transparent slip of a dress for a charity fashion show, Kate Middleton turned heads -- in particular catching the eye of fellow student Prince William, who years later would become her fiance.

Now, the dress that may have fetched the young lady a prince has itself fetched $125,884 at auction.

Kate Middleton dress gets six figures at auction Charlotte Todd, who designed the dress as part of her St. Andrews course requirements, put it on the block as part of Kerry Taylor Auctions Passion for Fashion sale.

"Everyone says that the fashion show was when the romance started and when she bagged her prince, so a small part of me will always be part of royal history. It's madness!" Todd told People. 

An anonymous bidder scored the look, right; other items up for sale included intimates from the closet of Wallis Simpson, duchess of Windsor, and Princess Diana, William's late mother.

At roughly the same time last year, the same auction house nabbed $276,621 for an evening gown that had belonged to Di.

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-- Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonelly

Left photo: Prince William and Kate Middleton in an official engagement portrait. Credit: Mario Testino

Right photo: Charlotte Todd's dress, which was sold at a charity fashion show. Credit: Ben Stansall / AFP/Getty Images

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