One of the team behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress has been commissioned to design and embroider a 10-panel tapestry to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

Rhoda Nevins, who trained at the Royal School of Needlework, has designed the panels for the British equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry, commemorating one of the most important events in history. Obiter hears that Nevins and her team are working around the clock to make sure the panels are ready in time: the first five panels will be finished by easter and will initially go on display in Bury St Edmunds, one of the five charter towns, before going on national tour before the main commemorative event in June 2015.

By then we shall be able to answer the question: ‘Did she dye in vain?’