Royal sons to inherit bridal gown

Last updated 18:35 03/09/2014

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Princess Diana’s wedding dress, arguably the world’s most famous, with its 10,000 pearls and 8-metre train, is set to be handed to her sons.

Diana wore the bridal gown when she wed Britain’s Prince Charles in 1981. 

It’s understood she stipulated in her will that the silk and taffeta lace dress, designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, should be given to her boys when the youngest, Prince Harry, turns 30.

Harry would reach that milestone on September 15 this year  -- 17 years after his mother’s death in a Paris tunnel. 

This follows the news that Harry will inherit more than £10 million (NZ$20m) from his mother’s estate on his birthday. 

Older brother Prince William also received a large inheritance from the trust fund when he turned 30 in 2012. 

Since 1997, the dress has been in the care of Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, who is also looking after a collection of her clothing and other items. In 1998 the dress went on display at the museum at Althorp, which is the Spencer family’s estate in Northampton. It remained there for a decade before touring the world as part of a travelling exhibition.


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