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Kate Middleton’s dress for her royal wedding to Prince William has sparked a row on Wikipedia.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s gown, designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, has been given its own page on the public encyclopaedia site.
Its inclusion has not gone down well with some editors of the site, with one saying it is a “frankly trivial” entry and “surely not notable enough to be on Wikipedia”.
One of the disapproving editors, who are members of the public authorised by the site to alter a page’s information, wrote: “The sheer presence of this article is one of the lowest points ever reached by Wikipedia!”
The editor, who goes by the name Attilios, continued: “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 devote themselves for such totally irrelevant arguments.”
Another editor wrote: “The fact that this article even exists is a slight indicator of Wiki admins slacking.”
However, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has said he approved of the page.