Princess Diana refused to wear a hat for the most heart warming reason
Princess Diana’s fashion has been the talk of the town for decades.
Now a new exhibition reveals more than ever before on her fashion choices – including some amazing stories.
The Princess Diana Fashion Exhibit is opening at Kensington Palace, London, this week.
In it are many secrets of the late princess’s life.
Exhibition curator Eleri Lynn spoke to British Vogue – saying Diana was extremely thoughtful about her clothing.
One famous outfit, a bright floral dress, was her favourite for hospital visits and trips to see children in tough circumstances.
The beautiful dress came with a hat, and was expected to be worn with gloves – but Diana refused official protocol with the outfit.
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Diana refused to wear the hat, declaring: “You can’t cuddle a child in a hat.”
She also resisted wearing gloves, as she wanted to skin to skin contact with those she met.
“She often wore the same happy floral dress for hospital visits (memorable from a 1991 visit to a Sao Paulo shelter for abandoned children, many of whom were suffering from AIDS)… She called it her caring dress,” says Lynn.
“You’ll notice she is not wearing gloves. That’s a royal protocol that she ditched because she liked to hold hands with people and make skin-to-skin contact.
The original sketch came with a hat, but she didn’t wear a hat because she said, ‘You can’t cuddle a child in a hat,’” Lynn added.
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