Audio slideshow: Royal wedding dresses

Whatever Catherine Middleton will be wearing on her big day, one thing is certain: her dress will take its place in history, joining past royal wedding couture creations.

To celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate, Kensington Palace has brought out six sumptuous gowns - seldom seen by the public - all worn by royal brides over the past 200 years.

Take a look with Senior Curator Joanna Marschner, and see how fashions changed through the decades.

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All images subject to copyright. Music courtesy KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 27 April 2011.

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