Sarah Burton ''loved'' making Duchess Catherine's wedding dress.

The fashion designer - who took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen when its founder Lee McQueen committed suicide in 2010 - insists she isn't afraid to speak out about creating the stunning lace gown which Catherine, 32, wore to marry Prince William, 32, in 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed the process.

She told ''I know we live in a culture obsessed with fame but I happen to believe privacy is a virtue, and the relationship I have with my clients is private.

''Some people like to think I've been too shy or that I'm afraid to speak up about the happy experience I had creating the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress, but I can tell you that is nonsense.

''I have never been a shrinking violet or a person who is ruled by fear. I loved making the dress, I loved adapting my ideas to suit the person and the occasion, and we put our hearts into it.''

She added: ''I respect the intimate nature of that lovely project and I respect the friendships that were forged during it.''

Although the 40-year-old designer was propelled into the limelight with her classic designs for the Duchess and her sister Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding - which was watched by over 24.5 million viewers in the UK alone - Sarah admitted she had no desire to become famous and would consider giving up her now world-renowned name if she had the chance.

When asked if she was ever interested in being a star in her own right, Sarah explained: ''Honestly, no. There have been times when, if I could have disappeared from this industry, I would have. I had to battle with it. I don't look like a fashion person, I'm not cool, and I always just loved people who are good at what they do.''