Carole Middleton Wears One of Princess Diana's Favorite Designers to the Wedding

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04/29/2011 AT 06:15 AM EDT

Here comes ... the mother of the bride.

Carole Middleton chose a designer beloved by the late Princess Diana for her daughter's big day: Catherine Walker.

Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey sporting a pearly blue wool crepe coat dress with matching satin piping and braiding at the waist and cuff over a sky blue silk shantung day dress.





She also wore a hat by Berkshire-based milliner Jane Corbett, and was accompanied down the aisle by her son, James.

Walker is responsible for many of Princess Diana's iconic looks – and the late princess was buried in a black dress designed by Walker.

In a statement, the design house said: "We are delighted and honoured to have been asked to design a day outfit for Mrs. Carole Middleton on the happy occasion of her daughter's wedding."

• Reporting by SIMON PERRY



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