Excited brides-to-be can snap up a similar dress to the one Kate Middleton wore to announce her engagement to Prince William for the bargain price of just £16.

Tesco is to put the blue F&F dress on sale on Monday in stores and online and is expecting a rush from blushing brides.

The bargain dress is a copy of Middleton’s dress, which was by designer label Issa, costing £349.

Tesco buying director Jan Marchant said: “Kate Middleton looked extremely elegant in her choice of outfit yesterday and many women will want to find a high street replica of this now iconic dress .

“We are delighted to offer a look-a-like Kate dress for just £16 and expect it to sell out fast as it hits Tesco stores at the end of the week. The dress is very versatile, a classic design and perfect for many special occasions.”