Princess Diana’s wedding dress to be on display at Kensington Palace

An iconic piece of the British Royal Family’s history will be on display this summer at Kensington Palace.

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Historic Royal Palaces curators announced Monday that Prince William and Prince Harry have given permission to allow their mother’s wedding gown to be the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the palace, People magazine reported.

It will be part of the exhibition “Royal Style in the Making,” which will be installed in the Orangery and open to the public on June 3.

The exhibit will also have “examples of the glittering gowns and stylish tailoring created for three generations of royal women,” the group said in the announcement.

Diana’s gown will include its sequined 25-foot train, which according to royal officials, was the longest in royal history. It will be the first time the wedding dress has been on display at the palace in 25 years, ITV reported.

The gown, made of silk taffeta, was designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, and was worn when Diana married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, ITV reported.

They separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996, according to History. She died after a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997 in Paris.

It included panels of antique lace that was originally worn by Prince Charles’ great-grandmother, Queen Mary.

Diana’s gown had been on display at Kensington Palace in 1995 but had been moved to her childhood home, Althorp, ITV reported.

The exhibit also will include toile from the 1937 coronation gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II’s mother during King George VI’s ascension to the crown.

The exhibit will look at how designers worked with the royal family.



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