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‘Display Diana’s wedding dress’ designer asks William and Harry

One half of the team that designed The Princess of Wales’s wedding dress has asked that William and Harry now display their mother’s famous gown worn in 1981.

Diana wearing the gown from Elizabeth and David Emmanuel in 1981

Diana wearing the gown from Elizabeth and David Emmanuel in 1981

Royal Fashion Round-up reported last month that the brother’s were now in possession of the dress after both coming of age, in terms of Diana’s will. Prince Harry therefore received his inheritance last month, thought to be worth more than £10 million, and some of Diana’s possessions were passed on to her sons from Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, too. William received his when he reached 30 in 2012.

Elizabeth Emmanuel, who designed the famous wedding dress with partner David, has now asked the Princes to put the dress on display at Kensington Palace, The Princess’s former home, now also the home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Emmanuel said: “I’m hoping and assuming that it will go on display at Kensington Palace, as so many people want to see the dress.

“It’s ridiculous that the Diana dress was not in the recent V&A exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775-2014. They had to make do with a video instead.”

Emmanuel is referring to the exhibition which showcases wedding gowns from across the centuries, including that of 18th century The Duchess of Argyll, Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani and The Duchess of Cornwall, who married Prince Charles in 2005.

Kensington Palace said: ‘It is too early to say what the long-term plans will be for the wedding dress,’ though the exhibit would surely be popular, in the former home of The Princess of Wales, also round the corner from the Diana Memorial Playground.

Any news on this will be featured on Royal Fashion Round-up.

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