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Kate Middleton royal wedding dress website sparks anger

Esme Riley
By Esme Riley Published on 17 July 2012

Wikipedia editors have launched an attack on Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress after it was awarded its own page on the site.

Kate Middleton royal wedding dress website sparks anger

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Many of the online encyclopedia's editors, who are members of the public authorised to alter the site's information, have expressed their disapproval of the entry to the Alexander McQueen gown.

One wrote: "The sheer presence of this article is one of the lowest points ever reached by Wikipedia!

"What amazes me is that there's acculturated people (since the article was well written) who has such interests, and free time to lose to devoted themselves for such totally irrelevant arguments."

Another posted on the site's Talk page: "The fact that this article even exists is an slight indicator of Wiki admins slacking."

But Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has approved the 'Wedding Dress Of Kate Middleton' page because of its long-term impact on fashion, according to Slate.com.

He added that the site should have more pages dedicated to other iconic dresses.

And some Wiki editors agree with Jimmy.

One wrote: "Are you suggesting this article should not exist? That it does not meet notability standards? That is absurd.

"This dress will be remembered for decades. It will influence wedding dress designs for [a] long, long time, not unlike the fact that brides wear white today because Queen Victoria wore white... almost 200 years ago.

"This is an interesting, well-written, and well-referenced article."

by Esme Riley