Princess Diana’s "most ornate, romantic" gown is up for auction and is expected to sell for up to £80,000.
The fairytale while and gold gown was designed by the Emanuels, who famously created Diana’s wedding dress, and is being sold by Kerry Taylor Auctions next month. Diana loved the dress so much that, unusually, she decided to acquire the show model rather than commission a unique gown from the designers.
The white Emanuel dress will be auctioned on 3 December, and will feature another unique royal memento, a tiny pair of bellows used for powdering the wig of King George II, who was often referred to as "Mad King George" due to his mental illness. The mahogancy bellows, which are 16cm long, feature his royal cypher GRIII, would have been used by his valet to administer the fashionable tinted power to the wig before it was placed on the King’s head.