Almost four decades ago Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer formed the knot. The event, which took place on July 29, 1981, was called the “wedding of the century” and appeared to resemble a tale from a storybook.
They were married in St. Paul’s Cathedral in front of about 3,000 guests and another 750 million who were tuned in from around the world. The loss affair cost about $ 100 million and Princess Diana’s dress seemed to have become iconic and made history. Here was her dress that no other royal bride had before her.
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Because Princess Diana’s wedding dress was a record achievement
Princess Diana’s wedding dress was created by the design team of husband and wife David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
Diana’s dress was made with ivory taffeta fabric that contained elegant embroidery, antique lace, and 10,000 pearls. And who can forget that train?
Pop Zugar reported that the 25-foot-long dress train was setting the record as it was the longest train in the history of the royal family at the time. Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne all had much shorter trains. Before Diana, Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark had the longest train at 20 feet.
Perhaps even more striking was the tulle Diana veil measuring 153 yards, according to Town & Country.
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Diana’s clothing designers made a backup dress that disappeared
At the royal wedding, the question in everyone’s mind was how Diana’s dress looked. To keep it a secret until the big day David and Elizabeth went to great lengths and even installed a safe to store fabric designs and schedules. They also made a backup suit in case any details about the design of the original were given to the press.
“At the time we wanted to make sure the dress was an absolute surprise,” she told People. “If the secret of the real dress had come out, it is possible that Diana would be really dressed [the other] one. “
The previous couple explained that the backup dress was similar to the one the Princess of Wales wore but more simplistic. It was made of the same ivory silk taffeta but had a deeper fitted neckline, shorter ripped sleeves and a ball skirt without a lace hem.
So where is that dress today? Well no one really knows.
“He was hung in the studio for a long time and then disappeared,” Elizabeth revealed. “I don’t know if they sold it or put it in storage. It was such a busy time. I’m sure it will one day go up in a bag!”
The dress that Diana wore became basic in English fashion for the years after the wedding and remains one of the most talked about ensembles in the history of the royal wedding.
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