In a move aimed at appeasing Muslim groups planning to demonstrate outside Westminster Abbey on the day of her wedding, Kate Middleton has revealed that she will ditch a traditional wedding dress in favour of a burqa.
A royal spokesman said "Kate is very aware of her high profile role and sees her wedding as an opportunity to celebrate multiculturalism in modern Britain"
The wedding burqa has been made by top designer Sarah Burton. "Without giving too much away I can reveal that it will be in ivory and have a train on the back. It will also be much tighter fitting than the traditional burqa to accentuate her curves", said an insider at the Alexander McQueen fashion house.
English Defence League fashion spokesman Gary Cooper labelled it an outrage. "What is wrong with the traditional meringue" he said. "The great British public want to see a bit of flesh. I'm just glad the Queen Mother isn't alive to see this" he added with tears welling in his eyes.
Meanwhile an RAF colleague of Prince William claimed that he would probably not be adverse to the idea. "I've seen the reading material in his locker" said Flight leiutenant Simon Walters, "and I have to say Asian Babes features prominently".
Prince Phillip was unavailable for comment