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Why Prince Harry Is Receiving Princess Diana's Wedding Dress for His 30th Birthday

Princess Diana

Sep. 3 2014, Published 2:06 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry is turning 30 this month, can you believe it? And he's receiving an unforgettable birthday gift from the will of his departed mother Princess Diana. Read the list, and see if you don't feel the urge to grab a tissue.

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Princess Diana left her iconic wedding dress to her sons, directing that they receive the gown only after her youngest child turned 30. Where has the dress been in the 17 years since Diana's death? In the possession of her brother Charles Spencer, at the Spencer family estate in Northampton, England. It has been frequently displayed at the estate and on tours since Diana and Prince Charles' wedding in 1981.

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The dress isn't the only item Harry and William are getting. They will also receive some of Diana's photos and letters, her jewelry, and mementos from her death, like the score and lyrics of the updated version of "Candle in the Wind" that Elton John composed for Diana's funeral. What special gifts for them both.

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What do you think of this royal news? Can you believe that Harry is turning 30? What should they do with the dress? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.


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