Sarah Burton has been keeping a low profile since her splashy showing at the Royal Wedding. (She made that gorgeous lace white dress worn by what's-her-name... perhaps you've seen it?)

But Burton was thrust back into the spotlight on Thursday when she received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) honor at Buckingham Palace, where she was recognized for her contribution to the British fashion industry.

The Alexander McQueen creative director, who has helmed the company since McQueen's death in 2010, said she was "very, very humbled" to receive the honor from Prince Charles. When asked whether she would be designing maternity clothing for the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, she replied, "I hope I will be."

We hope so, too! Catherine has had plenty of fashion "wins" since becoming a royal, but her best moments have been in Sarah Burton's designs: the lavender evening gown from the Royal Tour, her nautical knit dress, the red pleated frock worn during the Diamond Jubilee and last but not least that famous wedding dress.

Bring on the stylish stretchy pants and empire waist dresses!

Read more about Burton's OBE at Telegraph.co.uk.

See what Kate's worn this year:

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  • August 2012 in Jane Troughton

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  • July 2012 in a GB Olympic Jacket

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  • July 2012 in Roksanda Ilincic

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  • July 2012 in Christopher Kane

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  • July 2012 in Adidas

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  • July 2012 in Hobbs

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