Princess Diana’s wedding dress going on display at Kensington Palace

Princess Diana's wedding dress going on display at Kensington Palace
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Daily US Times: The dress that Princess Diana wore on her wedding day 40 years ago is going on display at her former Kensington Palace home.

The duke of Cambridge and and duke of Sussex have loaned the dress to the exhibition, which begins a month before Diana would have turned 60.

It was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for Diana’s wedding.

The gown features a 25ft sequin-encrusted train, which filled the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Organisers of the exhibition, Royal Style in the Making, say the wedding dress of Princess Diana is “now among the most famous in bridal history”.

The wedding dress has a fitted bodice overlaid with panels of antique Carrickmacross lace originally belonging to Queen Mary.

As well as the nod to history, the dress was very much in keeping with early 1980s fashion with its large puffed sleeves trimmed with bows and deep ruffles of taffeta.

In a video shown at the exhibition, Ms Emanuel remembers Princess Diana phoning to ask her and her then-husband to make her dress.

She said: “It was one of those strange moments where you know your life is never going to be the same again.”

As well as their mother’s wedding dress, Prince William and Prince Harry have also loaned her going-away dresses to the show.

The exhibition is being held at the Kensington Palace Orangery, which opens to the public on 3 June and continues on to early January 2022.

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