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Princess Diana’s wedding dress to return home to Prince William and Prince Harry

Princess Diana’s famed wedding gown has been touring the world as part of a travelling exhibition but is to be returned to Prince William and Harry in time for Harry’s 30th birthday

Diana had left some of her most treasured possessions to loved ones and her will stipulated that the wedding gown should be returned to her sons when they were both 30.
The news comes after it was recently reported that Prince Harry is also to inherit £10 million ($17.8 million) from his mother when he reaches the landmark birthday – which is approaching shortly on the 15th September.
Prince Harry’s older brother Prince William received his share in 2008, although Harry’s share is believed to be more than what his older brother William received in 2012 due to the interest accumulated in the interim.
Diana’s famed bridal gown – created in collaboration with the Princess by British designer David Emanuel and his then-wife Elizabeth for Diana’s 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, featured a 25 foot-long-train and is one of the most famous pieces of couture in the globe.
The gown has been touring as the centrepiece of an exhibition titled 'Diana: A Celebration', whose final stop was in Cincinnati, Ohio which closed its display in mid-August.
Up until now the gown had been in the guardianship of Diana’s brother Charles Spencer, who loaned out the dress along with 150 other of Diana’s personal objects to the exhibition, with all funds going to The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
With the dress returning home, many Brits and royalists are hoping that it will be placed on permanent display at Kensington Palace in London – Diana’s former home, and now home to both her children. Prince William, Duchess Catherine and Prince George reside in apartment 1A within the palace when in London, while Prince Harry lives in Nottingham Cottage, a small residence in the grounds of the palace.

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