A fashion designer who created Diana, Princess Of Wales' iconic wedding dress has urged her sons William and Harry to put the gown on public display after they inherited it last month (Sep14).
The Princes gained possession of the Elizabeth Emanuel creation after Harry turned 30 in September (14), in accordance with the late royal's wishes, and the dress designer has now issued a plea to the pair to place the luxurious garment in a permanent exhibition.
Emanuel tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "I'm hoping and assuming that it will go on display at Kensington Palace, as so many people want to see the dress. It's ridiculous that the Diana dress was not in the recent V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775-2104 (in London). They had to make do with a video instead."
A Kensington Palace spokesman says, "The wedding dress and other items that were on display at the Althorp Estate (Diana's family estate) have just been returned to the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. It is too early to say what the long-term plans will be for the wedding dress."
Diana, Princess of Wales wore the sumptuous gown at her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981. She died in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997.