Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 3rd April 1983, Warwick Farm near Richmond, Australia

On 3rd April 1983 during an official trip in Australia, Prince Charles, accompanied by Princess Diana, travelled to Warwick Farm to play in a polo match, his first for six months. For the Princess, though, there was an ulterior motive. At the match she met Ann Bolton, her flatmate from bachelor-girl days, who was now resident in Australia. The Princess was wearing a pale blue and white stripes dress with a white sailor collar by Catherine Walker.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 16th April 1983, Melbourne Hilton Hotel, Australia

The Princess of Wales attends a glittering dinner-dance at the Melbourne Hilton Hotel in Australia on 16th April 1983. She wears a one-sleeved dress in cream silk chiffon by the late fashion designer Hachi. The dress was given as a present to Diana by Vogue deputy editor Anna Harvey. It was the Princess’s first slinky and sophisticated evening gown and it is embroidered all over with translucent gold and silver glass beads and crystals and incorporates an elaborate design on the shoulder and waist.
YOU magazine was the high bidder with $75,100 for this dress at the Christie’s auction.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 29th April 1983, Auckland, NewZealand

At Auckland’s farewell State Banquet in April 1983, Princess Diana wore a pale and delicate cream silk chintz and frilled organza evening gown with pintucks and lace by Gina Fratini  The dress has transparent organza sleeves and delicate lace detail on the front of the bodice and the neckline.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 6th April 1983, Port Pirie, Australia

This lightweight cherry-red silk suit by Jan Van Velden is worn over an unusual blouse with a jagged collar. The jacket hem also features the unusual design. A white and red straw hat by John Boyd was chosen for this visit to Port Pirie in Australia on 6th April 1983.
Jan Van Velden designed mostly day clothes for the Princess and once remarked “She’s wonderful to work with because she is interested in what you are doing.”

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 23rd April 1983, Photo Call, Government House, Auckland, New Zealand

Prince William’s first press photocall, with his proud parents took place on 23rd April 1983 at Government House, Auckland, New Zealand.
Princess Diana wore a green and white polka dots dress made of satinized cotton worn over a white Jan Van Velden blouse with a large white puritan pointed collar.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 14th April 1983, Melbourne, Australia

Almost 200,000 people, over a dozen deep in places, packed the Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne which Prince Charles officially opened on 14th April 1983.
On this occasion Diana wore a sailor-style jacket in red with white trim worn over a silk polka dot dress by Catherine Walker. The brimmed hat is by John Boyd.

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