The dress that Diana, Princess of Wales, wore on her wedding day 40 years ago is going on display at her former Kensington Palace home.
The dukes of Cambridge and Sussex have loaned the dress to the exhibition, which begins a month before Diana would have turned 60.
It was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for the July 1981 wedding.
The gown features a 25ft (7.6m) sequin-encrusted train, which filled the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Organisers of the exhibition, Royal Style in the Making, say the dress is “now among the most famous in bridal history”.
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The dress has a fitted bodice overlaid with panels of antique Carrickmacross lace originally belonging to Queen Mary.
As well as the nod to history, it was very much in keeping with early 1980s fashion with its large puffed sleeves trimmed with bows and deep ruffles of taffeta.
In a video shown at the exhibition, Ms Emanuel remembers Diana phoning to ask her and her then-husband to make her dress.
“It was one of those strange moments where you know your life is never going to be the same again,” she said.As well as their mother’s wedding dress, Princes William and Harry have also loaned her going-away dresses to the show. (BBC)