Diana's dresses are auctioned

A collection of dresses which were worn by Princess Diana have been auctioned off.

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Two of Diana's dresses to go on public display

Two dresses that were worn by Diana, Princess of Wales will be put on display to the public after they were bought by a charity at an auction yesterday. Ten of her dresses were on sale in the auction.

Historic Royal Palaces, which runs Diana's former residence Kensington Palace, bought the dresses for nearly £130,000. It is hoping to display at least one of the new dresses in an exhibition this summer alongside other items from the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.

This Bruce Oldfield dress was worn by Diana at the gala opening of Les Miserables at the Barbican Centre in 1985. Credit: Kerry Taylor Auctions
The princess wore this Catherine Walker dress on a state visit to Brazil in 1991. Credit: Kerry Taylor Auctions

Diana's Travolta dress is sold for £240,000

Princess Diana wore the dress when she danced with John Travolta in 1985. Credit: Reuters

The dress that Princess Diana was wearing when she danced with John Travolta at a White House dinner was sold at auction for £240,000 today - the anonymous buyer said he wanted to surprise his wife.

It was one of ten of her dresses that were put up for auction this afternoon. In total, they raised £862,800. Two of the dresses were bought by a British museum and will go on display to the public.

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