Princess Diana’s wedding gown will go on display at Kensington Palace for the first time in 25 years. The decision comes after Prince Harry and Prince William agreed to loan the gown.
Princess Diana’s wedding dress is about to go on public display at Kensington Palace. The decision was announced after Prince Harry and Prince William decided to loan the item. The late Royal’s dress will be on display for the public from June at the Royal residence in west London where Diana lived.
DIANA’S WEDDING GOWN TO GO ON DISPLAY FOR FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) announced the news on their website. They wrote, “On display will be the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales, on show for the first time at Kensington Palace in 25 years, in addition to a rare, surviving toile for the 1937 coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother; consort of King George VI.”
According to the website, the dress is on loan from the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex. This will be the first time in 25 years that Diana’s wedding gown will be on display.
Describing the dress on the website, Historic Royal Palaces said that Diana’s wedding gown featured a fitted bodice overlaid at the centre, both front and back, with panels of antique Carrickmacross lace. It had originally belonged to Queen Mary, the groom’s great-grandmother.
Additionally, Diana’s ethereal white dress was adorned with a spectacular sequin encrusted train, which at 25 feet dramatically filled the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral, and remains the longest in Royal history.
The exhibition will also feature a rare toile that has survived from the 1937 coronation gown of Elizabeth, the Queen’s mother and consort to King George VI.