Almost four decades ago, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer tied a knot. The event, which took place on July 29, 1981, was called the “wedding of the century” and seems to be reminiscent of a fairy tale.
They got married in the cathedral of St. Paul in front of about 3,000 guests and another 750 million who tuned in from around the world. The rich affair cost about $ 100 million, and the dress brought by Princess Diana became icons and history. Here are her dresses that no other royal bride had in front of her.
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Why Princess Diana’s wedding dress was record-breaking
Princess Diana’s wedding dress was created by the then married and married team of designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
Diana’s bathrobe was made of ivory taffeta fabric with elegant embroidery, antique lace and 10,000 pearls. And who can forget about that train?
Pop Sugar reported that the 25-foot long tire train was a record because at the time it was the longest in the history of the royal family. Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne had all the trains much shorter. In front of Diana, Princess Sophia had the longest train at 20 meters in Greece and Denmark.
Perhaps even more impressive was Diana’s tulle veil, which measured 153 meters, according to Town & Country.
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Diana’s clothing designers made a backup cloak that disappeared
Leading to the royal wedding was the question of what everyone looks like, what Diana would look like. To keep it a secret, David and Elizabeth went to great times and even installed a safe to store designs and sample books. They also made backup dresses in case any of the design details of the original penetrated the print.
“At the time, we wanted to make sure the dress was a surprise,” Elizabeth told the people. “If the secret of real clothes got out, it is possible that Diana would actually be worn [the other] one. “
The former couple explained that the backup dress was similar to that worn by the Princess of Wales, but was simpler. It was made with the same ivory silk taffeta, but had a deeper wavy neckline, shorter sleeves and a ball skirt without a lace hem.
So where is this cloak today? Nobody really knows.
“It hung in the studio for a long time and then disappeared,” Elizabeth revealed. “I don’t know if we sold or stored it. It was such a busy time. Will definitely appear in your pocket one day! “
The dress worn by Diana became British fashion after years of marriage and remains one of the most spoken ensembles in royal wedding history.
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