Libby Thompson, Historic Royal Palaces curator, said: ‘Fashion Rules has proved popular with our visitors, and we’re delighted to be able to expand on this theme to celebrate the style evolution of three iconic modern royal women. The new display will delve even deeper into the royal wardrobe, revealing some real surprises that I hope will challenge the way we think of royal style'

Libby Thompson, Historic Royal Palaces curator, said: ‘Fashion Rules has proved popular with our visitors, and we’re delighted to be able to expand on this theme to celebrate the style evolution of three iconic modern royal women. The new display will delve even deeper into the royal wardrobe, revealing some real surprises that I hope will challenge the way we think of royal style'

An exhibition assistant looks at a Bruce Oldfield dress that was worn by Princess Diana at Fashion Rules Restyled

An exhibition assistant looks at a Bruce Oldfield dress that was worn by Princess Diana at Fashion Rules Restyled

Going in alone - the vamp in Versace  Atelier Versace, 1997 As Princess of Wales, Diana had adopted the royal tradition of wearing clothes by British designers, and throughout her time as a working princess she stuck faithfully to a trusted coterie of upper-crust couturiers, such as Bruce Oldfield and David Sassoon. But following her separation from Prince Charles, Diana decided to experiment with international labels. It was a small but significant sign of her growing independence.

Going in alone - the vamp in Versace Atelier Versace, 1997 As Princess of Wales, Diana had adopted the royal tradition of wearing clothes by British designers, and throughout her time as a working princess she stuck faithfully to a trusted coterie of upper-crust couturiers, such as Bruce Oldfield and David Sassoon. But following her separation from Prince Charles, Diana decided to experiment with international labels. It was a small but significant sign of her growing independence.

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation gown. In this photo, you can really see the embroidered thistles, shamrocks, and other emblems of the British Empire at the time of her coronation. Designer Norman Hartnell added a good luck charm to the gown. Amid the floral emblems, he included an extra four-leaf shamrock on the left side of the skirt so that her hand could rest upon it during the ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation gown. In this photo, you can really see the embroidered thistles, shamrocks, and other emblems of the British Empire at the time of her coronation. Designer Norman Hartnell added a good luck charm to the gown. Amid the floral emblems, he included an extra four-leaf shamrock on the left side of the skirt so that her hand could rest upon it during the ceremony.

See Queen Elizabeth's Style at Will and Kate's Wedding – and During Her Army Service!| The British Royals, The Royals, Queen Elizabeth II

See Queen Elizabeth's Style at Will and Kate's Wedding – and During Her Army Service!| The British Royals, The Royals, Queen Elizabeth II

Finally free to spread her wings after officially separating from Charles in 1992, this is the Princess at the peak of her power and beauty

Finally free to spread her wings after officially separating from Charles in 1992, this is the Princess at the peak of her power and beauty

Princess Diana's dazzling wardrobe is the focus of a major new exhibition at Kensington Palace tracing the evolution of her iconic and glamorous style, 20 years after her death.

Princess Diana's dazzling wardrobe is the focus of a major new exhibition at Kensington Palace tracing the evolution of her iconic and glamorous style, 20 years after her death.

Two of Princess Dianas dresses to be displayed at Kensington Palace - Photo 1 | Celebrity news in hellomagazine.com

Two of Princess Dianas dresses to be displayed at Kensington Palace - Photo 1 | Celebrity news in hellomagazine.com

Galajurken prinses Diana tentoongesteld in Londen - Het Nieuwsblad: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20160210_02120372

Galajurken prinses Diana tentoongesteld in Londen - Het Nieuwsblad: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20160210_02120372

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