Nicki Macfarlane Links with Charity for Buckingham Palace Experience
Yesterday, 15 terminally or seriously ill little girls were given their ultimate day to remember – to be a princess for a day thanks to the charity Believe in Magic. For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace invited the girls to help decorate the Royal Christmas Tree, followed by a tea party and surprise visits from Princess Eugenie and Father Christmas!
Nicki Macfarlane, designer of The Duchess of Cambridge’s bridesmaids’ dresses, created each girl her own, handmade dress in a choice of Christmassy coloured silks. A pair of matching silk shoes and a sparkly tiara completed the Princess look.
Nicki says, “When Megan first contacted me, I was very moved to hear about these extraordinarily brave and inspirational children and I really wanted to be involved in making them feel like a beautiful princess for the day. Charlotte and I were incredibly touched to find that all of our suppliers were so willing to help and, together, I hope that we can help create a lasting memory and beacon of hope for the children and their families.”
All those involved in creating the outfits, from everyone at our wonderful U.K. factory, Rainbow Club who kindly donated the shoes, Ivory and Co who donated the tiaras and Country Kids who have provided the tights, felt hugely humbled by Megan’s charity and the families involved and are immensely proud to be part of the girls’ special day.
Each girl’s ballerina length silk dress comes with a pretty Peter Pan collar, covered silk buttons, petticoats to give a full skirt and a silk sash tied in a large sumptuous bow – every little girl’s dream dress!