Mystery solved? Not quite yet. Web sites began burning up Thursday afternoon with images of a purported Sarah Burton checking into The Goring Hotel, where Kate Middleton and her family are staying. If accurate, the spotting would seem to confirm that Alexander McQueen’s Burton — despite numerous denials — has designed Middleton’s much anticipated gown for Friday’s royal nuptials.
Another possibility is that Burton could have designed Middleton’s dress for the evening gala Friday night for 600 people at Buckingham Palace. British press reports speculated further that Kate could be wearing a vintage McQueen dress, with Burton handling fitting details.