Prince Harry is to have his royal titles removed from an exhibition at Kensington Palace displaying Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress.
Labels from the exhibition, ‘Royal Style in the Making’, initially read “Lent by HRH (his royal highness) the Duke of Cambridge and HRH the Duke of Sussex”, The Sunday Times reported. However, the inclusion of Harry’s HRH title is being blamed on an “administrative error” and will be removed from the exhibition.
The change follows Harry’s much talked about move to California with wife Meghan. The couple stepped down as senior royals early last year, meaning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could retain their HRH styles, but not use them.
This differed to Diana who was stripped of her HRH title completely following her divorce. The couple are able to continue to use their titles of Duke and Duchess, styled, Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
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Harry and William donated two of their mother’s dresses to the exhibition. A spokesperson for the Royal Collection Trust said the dresses were “loaned by HRH, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex”.
They added, “Due to an administration error, for which the Royal Collection Trust was responsible, the labels were incorrect and will be updated.”
The labels are currently part of the exhibition which opened last week. It includes Diana’s 1981 wedding dress, which was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, complete with its sequin encrusted 25ft (7.6m) train, the longest in royal history.
The other dress on display is the pink suit which Diana wore as she departed on her honeymoon. The suit, designed by Bellville Sassoon features ruffle detail and was also worn by Diana during the couple’s 1983 Australia tour.
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Originally published as Harry’s title stripped at Diana exhibition