Diana, Princess of Wales’s famous wedding dress is to go on show at Kensington Palace for the first time in more than 25 years.
The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have agreed to lend their mother’s romantic full silk taffeta bridal gown to Historic Royal Palaces for a temporary exhibition.
Royal Style In The Making will open in the orangery of the princess’s former London home on June 3, and Diana’s dress with its billowing sleeves, bows and lace flounces will be the showcase attraction.
It will be displayed along with its 25ft (7.6m) sequin-encrusted train – the longest in royal history.
The gown, designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding to the Prince of Wales in 1981, features a fitted bodice overlaid at the centre, both front and back, with panels of antique Carrickmacross lace which originally belonged to Queen Mary – Charles’s great-grandmother.
Its gently scooped neckline and large puffed sleeves are trimmed with bows and deep…