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Kate Middleton's Dress Sells for $125K

Middleton wore the see-through garment during a 2002 charity fashion show where she reportedly first caught the eye of her now-fiancé, Prince William.

The dress that Kate Middleton wore when she reportedly first caught the eye of her now-fiancé, Prince William, was sold at a London auction Thursday for $125,884.

Middleton wore the see-through, black-lace dress while a student at Scotland's University of St. Andrews during a 2002 charity fashion show. It is during this show that Prince William is said to have taken notice of Middleton, sparking their romantic relationship.

Charlotte Todd, who designed the dress as part of her St. Andrews course requirements, put it up for auction as part of Kerry Taylor Auctions Passion for Fashion sale, where it was purchased by an unnamed buyer.

"I didn't know who Kate Middleton was, and I didn't put her in it," Todd told People of the dress. "It was just pure chance. ... Everyone says that the fashion show was when the romance started and when she bagged her prince, so a small part of me will always be part of royal history. It's madness!" 

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