Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry

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Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry

 

Princess Diana‘s wedding dress is being returned to her sons Princes William and Harry, as her will stated.

Prince William and Prince Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Prince William and Prince Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

The late people’s princess had asked that some of her most cherished possessions, including her magnificent wedding gown, be kept in the safe hands of her brother Charles Spencer – also known as Earl Spencer.

29 July 1981 of Diana, Princess of Wales, in her wedding dress. Princess Diana died of a lunge haemorrhage early 31 August 1997 in Paris after surgery following a high-speed car crash in which her companion Egyptian millionaire Dodi el-Fayed was also killed. (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

29 July 1981 of Diana, Princess of Wales, in her wedding dress. Princess Diana died of a lunge haemorrhage early 31 August 1997 in Paris after surgery following a high-speed car crash in which her companion Egyptian millionaire Dodi el-Fayed was also killed. (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Diana requested that her belongings be handed back to her sons when they both turned 30, and given that Harry will reach the milestone birthday in two weeks, the wedding dress is making its way home.

David & Elizabeth Emanuel With Princess Diana Looking At Designs And Fabrics In Her Sitting Room At Kensington Palace. They Were Planning Her Outfits For A Forthcoming Tour Of The Gulf States (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

David & Elizabeth Emanuel With Princess Diana Looking At Designs And Fabrics In Her Sitting Room At Kensington Palace. They Were Planning Her Outfits For A Forthcoming Tour Of The Gulf States (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Up until now Diana’s gown had been flown around the world as the major focus of an exhibition entitled Diana: A Celebration. The final stop was at a museum in Cincinnati, Ohio, which closed its display in mid-August.

Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Made of ivory silk and embellished with pearls, sequins and antique lace, the gown was created by Welsh designer David Emanuel and his then-wife Elizabeth for the princess’ 1981 wedding to Prince Charles. It was topped off with a spectacular 25-foot train – the longest in royal history.

For two months a year Diana’s wedding dress was stored at Althorp – the family’s estate in Northamptonshire.

Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Diana, Princess of Wales, wedding dress to be received by Princes William and Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Charles, who has said of his sister that “she intrigued the world with her blend of intoxicating sophistication and her sincere touch,” had loaned out the dress and 150 other objects for the world exhibition.

All profits have so far been donated to The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.

Prince William and Prince Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Prince William and Prince Harry-Photo(c)-Getty/Rex/Reuters/PA/PR/AP/EAP/Wenn/Wire/Pool/Splash/Instagram/Twitter

Calls are now being made for the royal wedding dress to be exhibited at Kensington Palace, where Diana’s eldest son Prince William and his wife Kate are based, with part of the takings being given to one of Diana’s charities.

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