A dress worn by Kate Middleton which made Prince William fall for her could now be worth $47 sheer dress worn by Kate Middleton when she was a student and made Prince William fall for her could now be worth $155,000.
Kate - who is to marry the future British king on April 29 next year - donned the $47 sheer dress during a charity fashion show at St Andrews University in Scotland in 2002 and after William saw her in it, he is said to have been smitten straight away.
The dress was designed by then-fashion student Charlotte Todd and although she has vowed never to sell it, experts now believe she could get a staggering $47 sheer dress worn by Kate Middleton when she was a student and made Prince William fall for her could now be worth $155,000 for it, following the news of the royal engagement.
Christine Satchett, from London auctioneer's Greasbys, said: "With important royal items like this, if someone has got the money they will just keep on bidding. I imagine she could get someone to pay $15,000 for it now. But in years to come if Kate was on the throne it could reach up to A $47 sheer dress worn by Kate Middleton when she was a student and made Prince William fall for her could now be worth $155,000. The price could just go up ten-fold - it was the same with Princess Diana's clothes."
However, Charlotte hopes the dress will one day end up in a museum like many of the outfits belonging to William's late mother, Princess Diana.
She is quoted by website MailOnline as saying: "The dress has been in my parents' wardrobe for the last eight years - no-one has worn it since and I don't want them to either. I thought about selling it on eBay and a newspaper offered me $1,500 for it, but I am reluctant to part with it. I don't think I'll sell it - I want it to be in a collection of Kate's royal dresses in future.
"She looked fabulous in my dress and I think she could become a style icon like Princess Diana - so the dress could become part of fashion history. The only person I'd probably give it to is her - maybe in exchange for a wedding invitation!"