Princess Diana’s wedding dress goes on display at Kensington Palace

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Now the public has a chance to see Princess Diana’s wedding dress. 

The dress worn by Lady Diana Spencer at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 went on public display on Thursday at Kensington Palace, Diana’s former home in London.

The taffeta-ruffled white dress, which was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, has a 25-foot sequin-encrusted train. 

The wedding dress of Britain’s Princess Diana is displayed at the "Royal Style in the Making" exhibition at Kensington Palace. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Princess Diana’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, loaned her wedding dress for the “Royal Style in the Making” exhibition at Kensington Palace. The exhibition — which runs until Jan. 2, 2022 — also features sketches, photographs and gowns designed for the family’s three generations of royal women, including Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother. 

Princess Diana’s taffeta-ruffled white dress has a 25-foot sequin-encrusted train. The iconic dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The exhibition was first announced in April, when Historic Royal Palaces curators posted about Princess Diana’s iconic gown on Instagram, Fox News reported at the time.


“This summer we’re welcoming you back to #KensingtonPalace in royal style,” Historic Royal Palaces curators captioned a video. “Step into the rarefied world of the atelier, and see the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales up close as part of our new exhibition exploring the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client.”

The "Royal Style in the Making" exhibition explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and royal client. The exhibition opened on Thursday and will run through Jan. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

“In the palace’s newly-restored Orangery we’ll be displaying never-before-seen items from the archives of some of the most celebrated royal couturiers of the 20th century, alongside stunning gowns and tailoring created for three generations of royal women,” the post shared. “Royal Style in the Making opens Thursday 3 June.”

According to the outlet, the princes said they hoped the permanent sculpture would help all those who visit Kensington Palace to “reflect on her life and her legacy.”

Diana and Prince Charles were married on July 29, 1981. They officially divorced in 1996. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

“Our mother touched so many lives,” the pair added.

Diana passed away in 1997 at age 36 from injuries she sustained in a Paris car crash.

Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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