Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Handed Down To William And Harry

Picture dated 29 July 1981 of Diana, Princess of Wales, in her wedding dress. Princess Diana died of a lunge haemorrhage early 31 August 1997 in Paris after surgery following a high-speed car crash in which her companion Egyptian millionaire Dodi el-Fayed was also killed. (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)
Picture dated 29 July 1981 of Diana, Princess of Wales, in her wedding dress. Princess Diana died of a lunge haemorrhage early 31 August 1997 in Paris after surgery following a high-speed car crash in which her companion Egyptian millionaire Dodi el-Fayed was also killed. (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Princess Diana had a big present in store for her son Prince Harry’s 30th birthday: her wedding dress.

As stipulated in the late princess' will, the iconic gown will officially be inherited by both of Diana's sons -- Prince William gets to share -- on Harry's big day, Sept. 15, TODAY reports.

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Then-Lady Diana Spencer wore the stunning ivory silk and taffeta lace gown, designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, during her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles. The royal couple recited their vows at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in front of hundreds of millions who tuned in to watch on TV.

The Victorian style dress, which was hand-embroidered with over 10,000 tiny mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls, boasted a 25-foot-long train -- the longest in royal history, according to the National Constitution Center.

Needless to say, the dress became an instant legend. It has recently been on a tour around the world and was regularly displayed at her family's estate, Althorp, in Northampton, while in Diana's brother's possession. Women's Day reports there's a hope the princes will put it back on display at Kensington Palace in London, where Diana lived.

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Both Prince William and Prince Harry will also inherit other items from the estate of their mother, who died in a car crash in 1997, including personal photos, letters, and jewels. The score and lyrics to Elton John’s adapted version of “Candle in the Wind,” which was performed at her funeral, will also be handed down.

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Diana Spencer and her fiancé, Prince Charles, leaving St Paul's Cathedral after the final rehearsal before their wedding on July 27, 1981.
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Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip ride in the semi-state coach to St Paul's Cathedral.
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Prince Charles (L) and his brother Prince Andrew, who is the best man, arrive at St Paul's Cathedral.
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Lady Diana Spencer arrives in the royal coach for her wedding to Prince Charles at St Paul's Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981.
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Nancy Reagan, wife of then-U.S. President Ronald Regan, leaves Winfield House for St Paul's Cathedral for Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding.
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Lady Diana Spencer arriving with her father, Earl Spencer, at St. Paul's Cathedral for her wedding.
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Lady Diana Spencer and her father Earl Spencer enter the cathedral.
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Diana enters St. Paul's Cathedral on the hand of her father.
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The couple pictured in St Paul's Cathedral.
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Diana's first curtsy to Queen Elizabeth II as the Princess of Wales.
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Diana and Charles leaving the cathedral.
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Charles and Diana during their marriage ceremony.
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The Prince and Princess of Wales leave St. Paul's Cathedral following their wedding.
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Princess Diana wore the Spencer family tiara for her wedding day.
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Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles pose for the official photograph by Lord Lichfield in Buckingham Palace.
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An official family photo taken on July 29, 1981. Back Row, from left to right: Mark Phillips, Prince Andrew, Viscount Linley, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, the Princely Couple, Ruth, Lady Fermoy (the bride's grandmother), Lady Jane Fellowes (the bride's sister), Viscount Althorp (Diana's brother) and Robert Fellowes. Center row, from left to right: Princess Anne, Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, India Hicks, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Mrs. Shand Kydd (Diana's mother) Count Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquedale (Diana's sister), Neil McCorquedale. Front row: ushers and bridesmaids.
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Formal portrait of Lady Diana Spencer in her wedding dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
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The Prince and Princess of Wales pose on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, with Queen Elizabeth and some of the bridesmaids.
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Prince Charles kisses the hand of his new bride.
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Prince Charles and Princess Diana waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, accompanied by Prince Philip.
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The Princess of Wales poses on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with a group of bridesmaids and pageboys.
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The Prince and Princess of Wales are seen during their wedding at St Paul Cathedral on July 29, 1981.
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The Prince and Princess of Wales leave Buckingham Palace for their honeymoon after their wedding.

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