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Princess Diana's Iconic Wedding Dress Will Be Exhibited At Kensington Palace For The First Time In 25 Years

Princess Diana's Iconic Wedding Dress Will Be Exhibited At Kensington Palace For The First Time In 25 Years

The designer for the wedding gown said it was "like seeing an old friend after all these years."

For all those who love Princess Diana and admire her elegant style there is good news. The iconic wedding dress of the princess will be put out for the public to reminisce her and her graceful sense of fashion. 

According to People, Princess Diana's wedding dress will be on display at the Kensington Palace, the place she once called home. The announcement was made by the Historic Royal Palaces curators on April 26, 2021. The decision comes in after Prince William and Harry agreed to unveil the classic dress as the centerpiece for a new exhibition,  Royal Style in the Making, which will be at the palace, starting on June 3, 2021. 



 

"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," said Matthew Storey, exhibition curator at Historic Royal Palaces.



 

He added, "We'll be exploring how the partnership between each designer and client worked and revealing the process behind the creation of a number of the most important couture commissions in royal history. While one of the highlights will undoubtedly be Diana, Princess of Wales's show-stopping Emanuel designed wedding dress, which goes on show at the palace for the first time in 25 years – we've got some real surprises up our sleeve for fashion fans!"

The display of the dress designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel will be the curtain-raiser for the celebrations honoring Princess Diana. Prince William and Harry are scheduled to inaugurate the statue of the princess on the palace grounds in July 2021. 



 

Commenting on the news, the designer of the historic wedding gown stated, "It will be like seeing an old friend after all these years. I was looking at the images again today and I can't believe how many sequins we sewed onto the dress. This is going to be a wonderful exhibition."

The designer also recalled that the last time she saw the dress it was displayed at Diana's ancestral home in Althorp, for an exhibition that took place almost a year after her death. 



 

Diana's wedding dress was one of a kind with its embellished collar and voluminous puff sleeves. Also, no one can forget its spectacular sequin encrusted 25- foot train, which remains the longest in royal history. 

With the pandemic restrictions easing out, the Historic Royal Palaces have started issuing online tickets for the exhibition. 

References: 

https://www.hrp.org.uk/Kensington-Palace/whats-on/royal-style-in-the-making/
https://people.com/royals/princess-dianas-iconic-wedding-dress-to-be-displayed-at-kensington-palace-in-new-royal-style-exhibit/