Kate Middleton wowed the nation last night in her classic, elegant Jenny Packham rose gown. William looked at Kate adoringly as she spoke with guests exuding a natural ease, reminiscent of Princess Diana. We have all wondered what Diana would have thought of Kate. There have been rumours she would have been jealous but according to someone who knew her very well she would have adored her.
Disgraced Duchess Sarah Ferguson was a close friend of Diana's. Speaking to Piers Morgan she said they 'would have been the best of friends sharing a love of fashion and shopping. Kate would have been the daughter she always longed for'. Sarah Ferguson was not invited to the wedding but described her delight at the day 'I felt pride, total pride didn't we all? It was an amazing day'. Without question Diana's presence was felt last night at the ARK gala held in the grounds of her former home Kensington Palace.