Diana's wedding gown handed over to princes

Princess Diana's iconic wedding gown has been handed over to Princes William and Harry, The Telegraph reports.

The report says Diana's will dictated her brother, Earl Spencer, was to hold onto the dress until Harry's 30th birthday, which is Sept. 15. Harry is also set to receive £10 million, just as William did on his 30th birthday.

More than 750 million people watched worldwide as 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer walked down the aisle of St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981, clad in the dress comprised of thousands of pearls, silk layers, and a 25-foot train. According to an Associated Press article from the day following the ceremony, an 18-carat cold horseshoe encrusted in diamonds was also sewn into the gown.

The David and Elizabeth Emanuel dress has been displayed at the Spencer family estate Althorp two months each year since the wedding. It also went on a worldwide tour as part of Diana: A Celebration, which made a stop in Kansas City, Mo. in 2011. You can watch video from the exhibition below this story.

The Telegraph reports Harry and William will also be gifted 150 items that traveled in the exhibit, which includes 28 other dresses, two diamond tiaras, family jewels, letters, photos, paintings, and home movies.

The gown isn't the only royal wedding item talked about recently. Last month, a 33-year-old slice of cake from Charles and Diana's wedding sold for $1,375.


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