Diana: Her Fashion Story

When

  • Open daily until 17 February 2019
Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Ticketing information

At peak times we anticipate a high volume of visitors, so please do allow for queuing time.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The definitive dress exhibition

Trace the evolution of Diana, Princess of Wales' style, from the demure, romantic dresses and other outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life.

Among the highlights in this critically-acclaimed exhibition is Victor Edelstein's iconic ink blue velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.

The exhibition also includes never-before displayed outfits such as a sumptuous Victor Edelstein evening gown worn for an official portrait by Terence Donovan.

New discoveries and original designs

A blue tartan Emanuel coat, worn for an official visit to Venice in the 1980s, went on public display at Kensington Palace for the first time in 2017.

The coat, a rare survival of the Princess's daywear, was only recently rediscovered and acquired by Historic Royal Palaces at auction.

In this elegant exhibition at Diana's former London home, her relationship with her favourite designers is explored through a display of some of their original fashion sketches, created for her during the design process.

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Bright turqiose and pale pink dresses on display in a bright white room as part of the Diana: Her Fashon Story exhibition
The gate of the Sunken Garden woven with plants and flowers at Kensington Palace under a partially cloudy sky
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful gardens of Kensington Palace, including the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Free

Highlights Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace that were once used by Queen Mary II for relaxation and sleep.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

View of Stair Hall looking towards stairs that lead to the Royal Corridor. The walls are a soft blue and a large patterned rug covers most of the wooden floor. The walls are adorned with old political cartoons depicting the history of Irish and American politics. A gold-framed mirror hangs on the wall and a red-cushioned bench sits opposite.
Things to see

Explore the story of some key moments in the history of Ireland that shaped the role of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Open Wednesday-Sunday for castle tours

Hillsborough Castle

Included in castle tours (members go free)

A fascinating history of the rules governing royal dress and the modern royals who make 'dressing for the job' an art form.

Modern Royal Fashion

A fascinating history of the rules governing royal dress and the modern royals who make 'dressing for the job' an art form.

£10.99

An authoritative history of London's palaces by David Souden, Lucy Worsley and Brett Dolman. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Royal Palaces of London

An authoritative history of London's palaces by David Souden, Lucy Worsley and Brett Dolman. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.

£17.95

Spencer Tiara Ring
This delicate ring is inspired by the Spencer tiara worn by Diana, Princess of Wales on her wedding day.

Spencer tiara ring

This delicate ring is inspired by the Spencer tiara worn by Diana, Princess of Wales on her wedding day.

£50.00