Wednesday, April 20, 2011


With just over a week to go till Prince William’s wedding to Catherine Middleton, I am finishing off our royal wedding dress blog posts with Princess Diana.  A wedding that captured the world and a woman that captured their hearts. 

Princess Diana and Prince Charles Wedding

29th July 1981
The most watched and remembered Royal Wedding is that of Diana and Prince Charles on July 29th, 1982 at St Paul’s Cathedral.  Beloved by the people Diana’s dress is the one of the most show stopping, iconic wedding gowns of all time.

3,500 people attended the wedding with another 750 million people watching the ceremony worldwide.  Two million spectators lined the route of Diana’s procession from Clarence House.  Diana arrived at St. Paul's Cathedral in a glass coach, escorted by five mounted military police officers. The carriage was too small to for Diana's father and Diana in her dress and 25 foot train causing the taffeta gown to crease.


Diana’s wedding dress was designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel and was constructed of ivory silk taffeta, vintage lace, hand embroidery and sequins.  Additionally, 10,000 tiny pearls and mother-of-pearl sequins hand-sewn onto the bodice along with a 25 foot train.
Charles wore his full dress naval commander uniform.
After the ceremony, the couple went to Buckingham palace for a small dinner for 120. Appearing on a balcony, Diana and Charles pleased the crowd by kissing.

Karen xx


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