But: he also didn’t deny the rumours that he could be designing the bridal gown of the century.
‘I mean, any mention like that is just a huge compliment. It’s so flattering! I will say that Kate is very beautiful,’ he said.
See? No denial!
As giddy as the prospect of an Erdem-orchestrated bridal production makes us, something tells us he’s not the answer to the question on everyone’s lips.
Surely, if he were designing The Dress, he would be obligated to strenuously refute any rumours of involvement. (Witness Sarah Burton’s repeated denials, and the fashion press’s ‘that seals it’ conviction that the Alexander McQueen designer is embroidering away in Buckingham Palace.)
In other wedding-day news, it looks as though Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister and chief bridesmaid, will wear a gown designed by Alice Temperley.
Over the weekend, Pippa and mother Carole Middleton turned up to Temperley’s West London boutique for an appointment attended by the designer herself.
And for anyone after a hit of Royal style, take cheer: the Whistles blouse that Middleton wore in her official engagement portrait is back in stock. Expect a Sloane Square stampede...