Princess Diana's wedding dress featured an astonishing amount of pearls

Princess Diana's wedding dress is one of the most expensive royal gowns

Princess Diana
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Princess Diana's famous wedding gown featured 10,000 pearls.

  • The gown, which she wore when she married Prince Charles in 1981, was made of ivory taffeta and included a lace insert that once belonged to Queen Mary. 
  • Diana accessorised the gown with the Spencer tiara, which counted as her “something borrowed."
  • This follows royal news that The Queen is set to break a record made by the Queen Mother.

Princess Diana's famous gown was valued at a whopping £151,000 in 2019, making it one of the most expensive royal wedding dresses.

Fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel, who created the outfit, has recounted the horrifying moment she saw it on the royal wedding day and discovered a malfunction.

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According to Elizabeth Emanuel, as soon as Diana descended from her carriage at St Paul's Cathedral, the dress presented “quite a lot of creasing.”

The designer confessed that when she and her husband David were designing the gown, which featured a seven-metre train, they anticipated it would "crease a bit”.

Speaking on ITV's Invitation to the Royal Wedding, she said: "I was horrified, really, because it was quite a lot of creasing. It was a lot more than we thought.”

She added: "I remember whispering to David: ‘Oh my God, it's creased.' I thought, 'We've got to straighten out that dress'."

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