Would you travel to see the wedding dress in person?  ~Erin

There's a new headliner at the Palace: the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress.

The ivory and white satin-gazar dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen is the centerpiece of the annual summer opening of Buckingham Palace tours for the public.

Starting Saturday, about 643,000 tickets become available – and given the 107-percent increase in sales over last year, when 413,000 visitors went on tour, insiders expect box-office records to be broken.

On Friday, Kate, 29, and the Queen, 85, toured the exhibit.

Kate was instrumental in the decision to put the dress on display in the royal residence, where it stands under lights on a special platform in the Ballroom. Visitors are permitted within a few feet of the creation, which is topped-off with the Cartier "Halo" tiara that the Queen loaned the bride on the April 29 wedding day.