The Royal Wedding, the wedding event of the decade is fast approaching and I am sure there are many questions on everybody’s lips. ‘How will Kate cope with the pressures of royalty?’ ‘Will the marriage break down like so many other royal couples?’ and ‘Will the big day go off without a hitch?’ One question in particular that I am curious about is what will Kate’s dress be like? As we know, a bride’s wedding dress is perhaps one of the most important details of the entire day – the icing on the cake so to speak. Will Kate go with a traditional dress, as would be the norm with royal weddings? Or will she choose a more contemporary style?

Many people already believe that Kate’s presence in the Royal Family will be a major step in revolutionising the monarchy and will revitalise a family with somewhat ancient traditions. As all eyes are on Kate on her special day, I believe that her dress may play a crucial role in how people regard her in her first years as a member of the royal family.

Take a look at Princess Diana’s dress for example. Traditional but with a modern twist, the dress had brides talking for years. At the time the dress was the envy of all women – a puff ball meringue with frills, made of silk taffeta and incorporating sequins and pearls.

Times have moved on though, and with the wedding just two days away speculation has reached fever pitch. It is obvious that Kate already has her own fashion sense and it is unlikely that she will allow somebody to tell her what to wear. Having said that however, with the eyes of the world on her she may well succumb to the pressures of tradition.

With intense secrecy surrounding the dress, my hope is that Kate goes for a mirage of elegance and tradition, but at the same time staying true to her individuality. After all, what make’s Kate so special is her fresh and unique personality, and her ability to maintain her own independence and self-image.