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Princess Diana’s Anniversary Dress

by | 22nd, July 2006

THE British media may be up in arms that Italy’s Chi magazine published a picture of a dying Princess Diana’s last moments on this earth, but they’re not above giving the sainted one’s coffin a good rattle whenever it suits them.

And it suits them now because it is 25 tear-stained years since the world wept as one to see the Queen Of Hearts marry her King Of Hearts (and he happily carry on bonking his Mistress Of Hearts).

We were young then. Thin too. And wide-eyed with excitement. Bulimia was still just the name of a town on the Amalfi coast; James Hewitt was barely out of Sandhurst with one eye on conquests in battle and another eye on conquests in the bedroom; and Martin Bashir was stood in the corner of the playground hoping in vain, as it turned out that one day he wouldn’t be the last one picked for the football team.

Ah yes. The 29th day of July 1981. Who can forget a single moment of THAT day? THAT kiss? Or THAT dress?

Well, not fashion designers David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, who 25 years ago were hard at work in their studio in Brook Street when they received a call that would change their lives.

“Hi! It’s Ben Fogle here. I’m new in town. Know where I can score some Charlie and some hookers?”

No, not that call, but one from a young Lady Diana Spencer asking whether they would

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