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Uncrating a royal wedding dress

Handlers, working on the exhibit Diana, A Celebration, uncrated Princess Diana's wedding dress Monday morning at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Some facts about the dress:

  • In keeping with tradition, most of the materials for it are from Britain.
  • The dress was made of six different fabrics, including 25 yards of silk taffeta, 100 yards of tulle crinoline and 150 yards of netting for the veil.
  • The entire gown is hand-embroidered with more than 10,000 tiny mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls.
  • The 25-foot silk train is the longest in Royal history (There were five months of intense dress fittings and Diana had to have  rehearsals to practice walking with the extra-long train.)

This is the final stop for the exhibition, which runs February 14 through August 17 at the Museum Center.