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Diana’s best style moments from 1983


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Since Diana, Princess of Wales has arrived on Netflix’s The Crown, we’re looking at some of her best style moments from 1980s, starting with her debut as a royal fiancée in February 1981.

On 17 January 1983, Diana wore this bold-patterned dress to the Royal Academy of Arts’ opening reception for the Britain Salutes New York Festival.

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In March, Charles and Diana and William undertook a royal visit to Australia. In one of The Crown’s newest promotions, Emma Corrin’s version of Diana is shown wearing this pink polka dot dress and matching hat.

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Charles and Diana were photographed dancing at a reception in Australia, with Diana in a one-shoulder emerald dress and emerald tiara worn across the front of the head flapper-style.

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Diana was spotted chatting with Sarah Ferguson, future Duchess of York, at a polo match at the Guard’s Polo Club in Windsor in June 1983. The now-iconic black sheep sweater was originally purchased from the London shop Warm & Wonderful. In honour of The Crown’s fourth season, it is being reissued by Rowing Blazers.

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To celebrate Christmas, Charles and Diana took part in a photocall in the gardens at Kensington Palace. Diana wore a cream sweater and skirt with a red belt tied at her waist, and tall red boots.

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The new series of The Crown streams on Netflix from November 15th 2020.

About author

Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, particularly the British Royal Family.