Princes William & Harry Just Loaned Out Their Mom’s Wedding Gown for a Great Reason
If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress, now’s your chance to do just that.
The brand-new Kensington Palace exhibit, Royal Style in the Making, is now open to the public. Although the display features a variety of historical fashion pieces, the most notable is the stunning centerpiece: Princess Diana’s wedding gown.
The late royal originally wore the dress (which was designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel) in 1981 when she tied the knot with Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The frock immediately made headlines for its dramatic silhouette, featuring puffy sleeves, lacy bows and a 25-foot train.
This is a pretty big deal for Princess Diana fans, since the dress hasn’t been displayed in over 25 years. The last time it was presented to the public was back in 1998 when the royal family opened an exhibit at Princess Diana’s family home, Althorp House.
Matthew Storey (exhibition curator at Historic Royal Palaces) discussed the dress’s return in a statement, which read: “Our summer exhibition at Kensington Palace will shine a spotlight on some of the greatest talents of British design, whose work has been instrumental in shaping the visual identity of the royal family across the twentieth century.”
Royal Style in the Making is not a permanent home for Princess Diana’s wedding gown. Instead, it’s being loaned to the exhibit by the late royal’s two children, Prince William and Prince Harry. (#Bless)
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