The Palace have announced special Princess Diana memorial plans to mark the 20th anniversary of her tragic and untimely death.

The anniversary, which falls next year, will be marked with an exhibition celebrating her role as a ‘fashion icon’. The Palace also announced there will be a floral tribute held in Kensington Gardens.

Princess Diana memorial planned at Kensington Palace

The exhibition, named ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ will open at Kensington palace on 24th February 2017. The Palace was Princess Diana’s home for 15 years.

The exhibition will feature 26 different outfits showing the ‘evolution’ of her style through the 80s and 90s. It will include some of her most iconic dresses. Most noteworthy, the velvet dress Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at The White House.

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The organisers promise that the exhibition will “bring together an extraordinary collection of garments ranging from the glamorous evening gowns worn on engagements in the 80s, to the chic Catherine Walker suits that made up Diana’s working wardrobe in the 90s”.

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The exhibition’s curator, Eleri Lynn, elaborated “Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most photographed women in the world, and every fashion choice she made was closely scrutinised.”

“Our exhibition explores the story of a young woman who had to quickly learn the rules of royal and diplomatic dressing, who in the process put the spotlight on the British fashion industry and designers”.

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Prince William and Prince Harry are said to have given the exhibition their blessing. However, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are also expected to announce plans for other events celebrating their mother’s life next year.

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[READ MORE ABOUT THEIR PLANS TO REMEMBER DIANA HERE]

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