This is how much Princess Diana’s wedding dress would be worth today

There are so many parts of a royal wedding that are iconic – the guest list, flower arrangements, the best man and maid of honour, and perhaps most exciting of all, the bride’s gown.

Whether you preferred Kate Middleton’s sweetheart neckline and lace dress, or Meghan Markle’s boat neck and long-sleeve gown, both of the Duchesses joined their late mother-in-law in wearing one of the most talked-about wedding dresses ever.

Princess Diana wedding dress

When Princess Diana stepped out on her wedding day in 1981, her dress became one of the most iconic looks in royal history. The gown had an impressive 25 foot-long train and was designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel. Valued at £9,000 in 1981, the gown was valued at a staggering £151,000 in 2019, making it one of the most expensive royal wedding dresses in history. And now, this summer, you can see the ornate gown in person for yourself.

That’s right, Princess Diana’s wedding dress is now on display at Kensington Palace for the first time in 25 years as part of a temporary exhibit showcasing the gown called ‘Royal Style in the Making’.

Princess Diana wedding

‘Our summer exhibition at Kensington Palace will shine a spotlight on some of the greatest talents of British design, whose work has been instrumental in shaping the visual identity of the royal family across the twentieth century,’ a statement read.

Notably, both Prince William and Prince Harry agreed to have their mother’s dress on display in the exhibit.

As much as we love bagging the Duchess of Cambridge’s and Duchess of Sussex’s high street style for ourselves, there’s something very special and rare about seeing Princess Diana’s wedding dress up close.

The exhibit is open now until January 2022, so you’ve got plenty of time to see this special piece of royal history. The dress is visible for free to members, or to anyone who has purchased a Kensington Palace admission ticket. The tickets cost £23 for an adult aged between 18 and 64 and can be bought here.