Lady Diana Spencer and Charles, Prince of Wales, became engaged in February 1981. Her engagement ring consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold. It was created by jeweler Garrard and cost at the time, 28,000 pounds sterling.Diana's selection of this ring was unusual. It was neither custom-made nor unique and was, at the time of her engagement to Charles, featured in Garrard's jewellery collection and available to anyone for purchase.Some commentators say Diana selected it because it reminded her of her mother's engagement ring. Jewellery historian Leslie Field stated: "She [Diana] had obviously already said she would like a sapphire; she had half a dozen rings [to select from] and she chose this one purely because she liked it." Fields continued: "Somebody came up with the story that she immediately went for the biggest, but I asked her and she told me it definitely wasn't the biggest, she simply thought it was very beautiful."
After Diana's death, Princes William and Harry selected mementos from their mother's possessions. Harry chose the engagement ring, while William selected Diana's £19,000 yellow gold Cartier Tank Francaise watch. They eventually exchanged mementos.When Prince William proposed to Catherine Middleton in the autumn of 2010, he gave her the ring. #lesleycutlerbridal#wedding#weddingdress#engagementring#engagementphotos#bride#ladydiana#princessdiana
According to her wedding makeup artist, Barbara Daly, 20-year-old Diana wore her favorite perfume, Quelques Fleurs, on the big day. The makeup artist recalls the beautiful floral scent—which features notes of jasmine, rose, and tuberose—and the small accident that happened right before the bride stepped into the carriage to be escorted to the ceremony. Daly reveals that the young princess accidentally spilled the perfume on her dress after trying to apply it to her wrists. Daly quickly advised Diana to hold the spot where she spilled to make it seem like she was lifting her dress to avoid stepping on it. In one photo where the royal is approaching the altar, the makeup artist points out that you can see the very spot where the spill occurred because Diana's hand is over it #weddingdress#wedding#brides#bridestyle#miltonkeynes#lesleycutlerbridal#ladydiana#princessdiana#royalwedding
Diana Spencer wore the Spencer Tiara on her wedding day to Prince Charles, it was. It was not a piece from the royal collection but one belonging to the Spencer family and features an ornate floral pattern, made of diamonds and silver, and has been in the family for over 60 years.
It was originally a wedding present to Diana’s grandmother, the Viscountess Althorp, given to her in 1919 by Lady Sarah Spencer.
The tiara was modified in the Thirties, with sections added to it, and the oldest pieces said to be at either end.
It was reportedly Diana’s favourite, and was worn by both her older sisters on their wedding days, so it was quite sentimental that Diana wore it for hers, and it was the perfect ‘something borrowed’ and ‘something old’.
Plus, the tiara featured a heart at its centre, no doubt to symbolise love. #weddingdress#wedding#lesleycutlerbridal#miltonkeynes#princessdiana#ladydiana#tiara#weddingjewelry
Today we are looking at Diana's wedding shoes,she had two identical pairs both Made by Clive Shilton, the 6.5 size shoes were intended to be worn at the 1981 Royal wedding in the event of her original pair breaking or being stained.
They were so exact either the left or right could have been swapped at any time, leaving viewers and well-wishers none the wiser.
They even have the initials C and D joined together with a delicate heart on the soles.
Her late mother never paid for the spare pair because she was unhappy with the final bill. #wedding#weddingdress#weddinginspiration#bridestyle#lesleycutlerbridal#miltonkeynes#ladydiana#weddingshoes#dianaspencer