Kate Middleton Alexander McQueen being sued over royal wedding dress

Christine Kendall - a bridal designer from Hertfordshire filed a claim against the fashion brand at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London

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Five years after the royal wedding of the century, a lawsuit is being filed against Alexander McQueen, the name behind the royal wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton

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The custom made Alexander McQueen gown was made for the Duchess of Cambridge by Creative Director Sarah Burton and now another designer has filed a lawsuit claiming that the design was taken from one of hers.

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Christine Kendall - a bridal designer from Hertfordshire filed a claim against the fashion brand at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London, International Business Times reports.

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Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress

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The designer claims 'she presented Kate Middleton with her sketches before the Royal wedding which she believes served as inspiration for Burton's final product', reports say.

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Kate Middleton in her lace creation made by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton for her 2011 nuptials to Prince William

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However, Kendall made clear that the lawsuit doesn't involve the Duchess of Cambridge.  "This claim is not against the duchess and there is no allegation of wrongdoing against the palace,” her solicitor told the International Business Times.

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 A spokesperson for the Royal family says Middleton herself never saw the sketches, either.

 

Reports say this isn't the first time Kendall has made such claims, in 2013 she reached out to McQueen over the similarity in design of the wedding dress. She also has serious of YouTube videos regarding her original design.

Following the lawsuit, a statement has been released by Alexander McQueen:

"We are utterly baffled by this legal claim. Christine Kendall first approached us at Alexander McQueen almost four years ago, when we were clear with her that any suggestion Sarah Burton's design of the royal wedding dress was copied from her designs was nonsense. Sarah Burton never saw any of Ms Kendall's designs or sketches and did not know of Ms Kendall before Ms Kendall got in touch with us — some 13 months after the wedding. We do not know why Ms Kendall has raised this again, but there are no ifs, buts or maybes here: this claim is ridiculous", their solicitors said.

 

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Alexander McQueen being sued over Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress

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