This Is What Really Happened Between Prince Charles and Princess Diana
And what she did to regain her voice. The post This Is What Really Happened Between Prince Charles and Princess Diana appeared first on Reader's Digest.Soon after Princess Diana’s renown marriage and subsequent divorce with Prince Charles, she found herself entangled in a web of tabloid lies and public scrutiny. In an attempt to clarify her side of the story, she spilled the details on a series of audiotapes in May 1991. After entrusting the information to her close friend Dr. James Colthurst, she had him proceed to hand-deliver the package (by bike at that) from Kensington Palace to a UK journalist named Andrew Morton.
© Princess Diana Archive - Getty Images The label beloved by prepsters releases a collection that pays tribute to the Princess of Wales’s style in the ’80s.
Nearly 23-years after her death images of Princess Diana are so prevalent, even the TikTok set can reference her looks. The masses continue to be captivated by her life and the ensembles she wore throughout it, from her intarsia sweaters during her first years as a royal to her glow-up after divorcing Prince Charles. It is the latter that has gotten the most attention historically. But thanks to teaser photos from The Crown’s upcoming fourth season, her style in the ’80s is the current runaway hit.
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Rowing Blazers is taking note of this particular resurgence. Today, the label beloved by prepsters is releasing a collection that pays tribute to the Princess of Wales’s style during the decade of excess, re-creating some of her best hits. On offer will be wide-leg twill trousers, Sherpa fleeces in jockey patterns, biker shorts, double-breasted tweed blazers, and the brand’s signature rugby shirts.
The real highlights of the collection, however, are the rereleases of two sweaters that are closely linked with Princess Di’s style in the ’80s: the “sheep sweater” by Warm & Wonderful, and the “I’m a Luxury” jumper by Gyles & George. © Rowing Blazers rowing blazers princess diana
“Princess Diana is enduringly fascinating,” Joanna Osborne, the co-designer of Warm & Wonderful, tells BAZAAR.com. “She still feels very contemporary, and people’s interest in her and her family is as strong as ever. She was accessible and vulnerable, and was as human as all of us in her fashion choices. Even after so many years, she is still exerting a strong influence on fashion with her own stylish combination of independence, kindness, and glamour.”
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Gallery: 40 Iconic Movie Wedding Gowns, in Photos (Harper's Bazaar)
Every bride dreams of what she'll wear on her wedding day. And whether future brides realize it or not, a lot of their inspiration comes from what they've seen on the big screen. From Elizabeth Taylor's dramatic number in the original Father of the Bride to Carrie Bradshaw's Vivienne Westwood confection in the Sex and the City movie, these on-screen brides take the cake for best bridal gowns.
Mae Clarke wore a classic long-sleeve lace gown and a long tulle veil for Elizabeth Lavenza's wedding to Henry, the monster's creator. Although her wedding didn't go as originally planned, it worked out in the end.
The Philadelphia Story, 1940
Katharine Hepburn looked incredible as Tracy Lord in her chiffon ruffled wedding gown in The Philadelphia Story. To top off the look, Hepburn wore a wide-brimmed hat, rather than a veil.
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The brand collaborated with Warm and Wonderful — the designer behind Diana's sheep sweater — to create an exact replica of the original item. According to the website, the $240 (£185.99) sweater has been made to the original design, which hasn't been produced since 1994. Diana famously wore the sweater while watching a polo match in Windsor with Sarah Ferguson in 1983. © Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images Diana and Sarah Ferguson at a polo match in Windsor.
Father of the Bride, 1950
Elizabeth Taylor was a vision in satin and lace for Kay Banks's wedding in Father of the Bride. The actress, who's first wedding to Conrad Hilton coordinated with the release of the film, wore a Helen Rose design for both the film and her real-life nuptials.
...And God Created Woman, 1956
From the embroidered short veil to the high collar design, Juliete's wedding dress from ...And God Created Woman is one of the most iconic gowns to date. Surprisingly enough, the dress had a similar feel to the real-life wedding dress that Brigitte Bardot wore to marry the film's director, Roger Vadim, in 1952.
Prince Charles & Princess Diana's Wedding Appears in 'The Crown' Season 4 Teaser
The next chapter of Netflix's regal new series arrives November 15.The 10-episode season will drop on Netflix on Sunday, November 15 at 3 a.m. EST. The streamer made the announcement with the release of a new teaser trailer showing glimpses of Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) as they become intertwined with the royal family in the '80s. Filming reportedly began in August 2019.
Funny Face, 1957
Although Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) was a heartbroken model when she first put on the Hubert de Givenchy short tulle wedding dress in Funny Face, by the end she was floating off with her desired in a truly iconic scene.
The Sound of Music, 1965
For the first half of The Sound of Music, we see Maria, played by Julie Andrews, only in her uniform. But we're treated to an elegant structured satin gown, elaborate headpiece, and simple veil in the second half when her sisters give her away to Captain Von Trapp.
The Graduate, 1967
The wedding may not have worked out as planned, but at least Elaine Robinson's (Katharine Ross) elegant peasant-inspired wedding gown looked as good in the back of a getaway vehicle as it did going down the aisle.
Funny Girl, 1968
We didn't technically see what Fanny Brice wore to say "I do" to the dashing Nick Arnstein, but Barbra Streisand was wearing an absolutely gorgeous wedding gown for her performance with the Ziegfeld Follies when the two characters fell in love.
The Princess Bride, 1987
Robin Wright certainly looked the part of a princess bride in the 1987 film. For the Renaissance-era fantasy, the actress wore an appropriately styled gown that was covered in dreamy beading and embroidered details.
Coming to America, 1988
What to wear when you suddenly become a princess? Lisa McDowell, played by Shari Headley, nailed her wedding dress to Prince Akeem with a light pink strapless tulle ball gown and gold crown for the ceremony.
Father of the Bride, 1991
George Banks may have lost his little girl, but at least we were all able to lust over the dreamy silk-and-lace gown that Kimberly Williams-Paisley wore as Annie Banks. In typical '90s fashion, the bride opted for a full skirt and lots of luxe details.
Four Weddings and a Funeral, 1994
In one of the four weddings that took place in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Carrie (Andie MacDowell) wore an off-the-shoulder, A-line ball gown with a draped skirt.
Romeo + Juliet, 1996
In the modern Romeo + Juliet adaptation, Claire Danes played Juliet and married her Romeo (a.k.a. Leonardo DiCaprio) in a minimalist sleeveless satin gown.
My Best Friend's Wedding, 1997
To be honest, Julia Roberts's lilac maid-of-honor dress stole the show. But the off-the-shoulder long-sleeve wedding gown Cameron Diaz wore as Kimberly Wallace was a showstopper in itself.
Runaway Bride, 1999
It wasn't the wedding that finally made the runaway bride say "I do," but Maggie Carpenter's (Julia Roberts) full skirt and illusion-neckline gown for her wedding to Ike will forever be remembered as she rode off into the sunset on a FedEx truck.
The Best Man, 1999
Illusion necklines must have been popular in 1999. For Mia Morgan's wedding in The Best Man, actress Monica Calhoun donned a long-sleeve satin gown with that very neckline.
The Wedding Planner, 2001
As a wedding planner, Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) knows that the devil is in the details. She elevated her courthouse nuptials to Massimo in The Wedding Planner with a boat-neck taffeta minidress and a veiled pillbox cap.
Sweet Home Alabama, 2002
In the Southern wedding of Melanie Smooter and Andrew Hennings, viewers saw Reese Witherspoon walk down the aisle in a simple cap-sleeve gown with a white bridal face net. Too bad the ceremony ended with a knockout punch, because that look was stunning.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002
Toula Portokalos was really hoping for a simple wedding ceremony and dress, but then her family got involved. That said, we quite liked the over-the-top frilly wedding dress Nia Vardalos wore in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Love Actually, 2003
It wasn't as much the dress that stole our attention in Love Actually, as Juliet's (Keira Knightley) sheer and feathered coat that topped it. The ensemble was minimalist and modern, and perfectly paired with her small feather fascinator in lieu of a veil.
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The Notebook, 2004
We almost (but not really) wanted to see Rachel McAdams's character, Allie Hamilton, marry Lon so that we could get a better glimpse at the exquisite gown she was planning to wear for the ceremony. The 1940s wedding dress featured front buttons, an illusion neckline, and lots of lace.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, 2004
As Princess of Genovia, there's no doubt that Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi (yes, we have to say her full name) drew inspiration for her wedding gown from past royal brides. The A-line silhouette and lace sleeves give us glimmers of Grace Kelly, while the long train seems to be a nod to Princess Diana.
Charlotte Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) handled herself well when her monster-in-law mother-in-law, Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), showed up to her wedding in a bridal gown of her own. However, there's really no competition between the two dresses, as Charlotte's silk taffeta sleeveless gown is exceptional.
The Wedding Date, 2005
Amy and Ed's English countryside wedding almost didn't take place, but that didn't stop the bride from looking absolutely stunning on her big day. In The Wedding Date, we saw a strawberry-blonde Amy Adams don a sleeveless V-neck satin gown with a ruffled chiffon train—and a tiara, of course.
Sex and the City, 2008
It was the dress that started—and possibly ended?—the grand wedding of Carrie Bradshaw and John James Preston. Sadly, the Vivienne Westwood strapless satin ball gown Sarah Jessica Parker wore for the movie never made it down the aisle, but it did have its moment outside the New York Public Library.
27 Dresses, 2008
When Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) put on her 28th dress and finally planned her own nuptials, she opted for a beach wedding. The sleeveless A-line dress she selected may not have been her mother's wedding dress (too soon?), but it looked lovely on her.
Mamma Mia!, 2008
What dress is fit for a Grecian island wedding? Naturally, that would be the empire-waist, tulle, and blue-beaded bohemian wedding gown Amanda Seyfried wore as Sophie.
Marley & Me, 2008
Jenny's (Jennifer Aniston) winter wedding dress looked magical in a snowstorm, even though we imagine she was quite cold. The Marley and Me wedding took place at the very beginning of the movie, pre-Marley.
The Time Traveler's Wife, 2009
It isn't normal to spend your wedding night alone, but then again, it also isn't normal to marry a time traveler. Rachel McAdams's character, Clare, did just that, but we're glad her groom was at least able to see her in her strapless belted ball gown at the wedding.
Bride Wars, 2009
Kate Hudson is one lucky girl. She got to portray Liv, who got married at The Plaza in New York City in this stunning strapless, drop-waist tulle ball gown with a lace bodice and velvet sash.
There's nothing melancholic about Justine's strapless chiffon wedding dress, which Kirsten Dunst shows off along with her dance moves in the wedding in the film Melancholia.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, 2011
In a fairy-tale-like wedding ceremony, Bella and Edward were married in the forest in a scene that upset only Team Jacob. Kristen Stewart wore a stunningly simple, long-sleeve dress with an elaborate lace back.
Jumping the Broom, 2011
In Jumping the Broom, Sabrina and Jason say "I do" with a waterfront outdoor ceremony. During which the bride, played by Paula Patton, looked gorgeous in a strapless A-line dress.
Great Expectations, 2012
We had a great deal of expectations (pun intended) for the remake of Great Expectations. Simply put, Helena Bonham Carter and the wedding dress she wore as Miss Havisham delivered.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) wore her fictional wedding dress to the Quarter Quell's opening ceremony upon President Snow's request. The gown was stunning and up to the Capitol's over-the-top standards—but its best feature showed itself only upon twirl.
The Great Gatsby, 2013
It may not have been the happiest of marriages, but Daisy Buchanan's (Carey Mulligan) 1920s-era wedding gown in The Great Gatsby was simply marvelous. From the jeweled headband to the chiffon cap sleeves, it's no wonder the film's costume designer, Catherine Martin, took home an Oscar for her work.
The Age of Adaline, 2015
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) may be ageless, but before her accident, she got married in this period-style wedding dress. Between the lace on the front and the satin sleeves and skirt, we feel confident that this gown would work in any time period.
In the 1980s, Osborne and her partner, Sally Muir, were astounded when their design was worn by Princess Di to a number of events, making headlines along the way. “We had no idea she owned our sheep jumper, and only discovered it when her photo was on the front page of all the Sunday newspapers,” Osborne adds.
Gyles Brandreth, of Gyles & George, had a similar reaction when he saw Diana in his “I’m a Luxury” sweater. “I was over the moon, delighted, excited, and not entirely surprised,” he says. “Having met her, I knew she was somebody who had fun and liked to laugh. I think she appreciated the wit of the jumpers; the colors, the look, the style.” © Rowing Blazers rowing blazers princess diana
Though Princess Di’s style evolved in the ’90s, when she gravitated toward minimalist looks that were on trend at the time, her love of vibrant hues, quirk, and kitschy sweaters prevailed.
“What I think is most exciting, from my point of view, is the style of hers that I liked best,” says Brandreth. “It was the smart-casual, the informal look of Diana. Not so much the puff sleeves, but when she wore jumpers like ours. She liked the colors. She liked the clear lines. She liked the humor of them. That’s what I appreciated most when I met her. She told me, ‘Oh, the jumpers make me smile.’ And the memory of Diana makes me smile.”
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