Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Returned to Sons William and Harry

Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Returned to Sons William and Harry
Mon 01-09-2014

The stunning bridal gown worn by the Princess of Wales is finally being returned to her two sons, and could be placed on permanent display at Kensington Palace.

The Diana Appreciation Society has called for the dress, along with her other cherished possessions, to be exhibited at the official London home of Prince William and Harry once the family heirloom is handed back to them.

Up until now, the spectacular gown has been circling the globe in the exhibition Diana: A Celebration under the possession of Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer.

But it is set to return to the two princes, as Diana’s will stated it should once her sons turned 30. Prince Harry be will 30 in two weeks time.

Made of ivory silk, pure taffeta and antique lace, with 10,000 pearls and sequins with a 25 ft train, it was seen by more than 700m people worldwide. 

The gown was created by Bridgend designer David Emanuel and his then wife, Elizabeth.

Emanuel told the Mail: "That wedding gown has certainly earned its keep, it has been around the globe many, many times. I think more people abroad have seen this wedding gown than British people. Princes Williams and Harry will have to think long and hard about it, but it would be the perfect vehicle to earn money for their charities to show it over here."

"What’s so extraordinary is that after so many years people are still talking about this gown."