Kate Middleton's risque dress fetches £78,000

The see-through dress which sparked Prince William's interest in Kate Middleton sold tonight for £78,000.

The knitted gown, worn by Miss Middleton at a University of St Andrews fashion show attended by William in 2002, was auctioned in a packed central London sales room.

Auctioneer Kerry Taylor had estimated that the garment, which leaves little to the imagination, would sell for £8,000 to £10,000.