Kate's daring look in see-through dress that caught Prince William's eye to be shown on Netflix

Meg Bellamy

Meg Bellamy playing Princess Kate in The Crown

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 29/11/2023

- 16:18

The Prince and Princess of Wales met at university in 2001

Princess Kate's daring see-through dress that caught Prince William's eye during their university days is set to be shown on Netflix.

The second part of the final series of The Crown will drop on December 14, which will introduce Meg Bellamy as a young Kate Middleton.

The final episodes will cover Kate and William's early romance at the University of St Andrews, where they met in 2001.

The young princess took part in a charity show at one point where she wore a very sheer dress, teamed with black underwear.

Kate Middleton dress

Kate's dress was auctioned just before the royal wedding


This was said to be the moment where the young Prince of Wales, who was in the audience, developed a crush on Kate.

William was at a front-row table and “everyone noticed that he was transfixed by a smoking-hot brunette who waltzed down the catwalk in a silk dress with the shortest of short skirts that showed off her figure and supermodel-long legs,” royal author Tina Brown wrote in The Palace Papers.

She added: “For William, it was a double-take as indelible as Vronsky’s first sight of Anna Karenina at the Moscow railway station.”

The dress was designed by Charlotte Todd, and it went on to sell for a whopping £78,000 at auction just before the 2011 royal wedding.

Meg Bellamy and Ed McVey

Meg Bellamy and Ed McVey as Kate and William in The Crown


Todd originally designed the dress for an affordable £30 as she was a St Andrews fashion student.

The designer later admitted: “I never imagined as I sat knitting this piece it would be so important.”

Costume designers for the Netflix programme have subsequently created an almost identical copy of the dress.

Kate and William both began studying History of Art at the Scottish university.

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Princess Kate

Princess Kate met William in 2001 at university


However, the prince ended up switching to reading Geography.

Netflix posted the images of Bellamy wearing the raunchy dress on social media, saying it's the“first look at the epic conclusion”.

In addition, the actress herself teased the pictures on her Instagram writing: “It’s nearly timeeee...”

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