Kate’s engagement dress sells like hot cakes — in China

April 29th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Prince William Beijing, April 29 (IANS) A sapphire-blue dress that British royal bride Kate Middleton wore during the announcement of her engagement to Prince William has been flying off the shelves in China.

In a popular online store on Taobao.com, over 200 blue dresses were sold over the past few days in the run-up to Friday’s royal wedding. Mock engagement rings have also become sought-after items.

An online customer, who goes by the name “Chihluo”, bought an engagement ring and said: “Its shiny appearance gives me a taste of the glamorous royal life.”

A post titled “What to wear to land a Prince? Check Kate out!” on Tianya.cn received 100,000 hits till Friday.

The post listed outfits worn by Kate on various occasions over the past eight years including one she wore when she first caught the attention of William at a charity auction in 2002.

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