Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 11th May 1986, Tokyo, Japan

On 11th May 1986 in Tokyo, Japan, the Princess of Wales wore an elegant cream and black wool suit by Catherine Walker. The double-breasted white jacket has black covered buttons to match the collar and cuffs and is completed with a long pleated black skirt. More than 100 000 people lined the streets of Tokyo in scenes of near hysteria to catch a glimpse of the Prince and Princess of Wales as they passed by in their open car. The couple visited St Alban’s Anglican church and the Princess watched demonstrations of doll-making and ikebana in the annexe of the Akasaka Palace.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 29th December 1985, Christmas, Windsor

The Princess of Wales outside Sandringham Church at Christmas 1986. She wears a bright red military-style coat by Piero de Monzi with black covered buttons. The black velvet-crowned hat with a “V” split is by Marina Killery and the Russian style is completed by a black muff.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 8th June 1986, polo, Smiths lawn, Windsor

During a polo match at Smiths Lawn, Windsor Great Park in June 1986 the Princess recreates the rock and roll look of the fifties with ankle polka dots socks with red high heels to match her polka dot pleated skirt and “sloppy joe” sweater. The co-ordinating ensemble is from the German fashion house, Mondi that Diana bought herself at Harrods.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 5th March 1986, Hull and Humberside

The Princess of Wales wore this Cossack-style suit by Caroline Charles to Hull in March 1986. The suit consists of a purple wool fitted short jacket with puff sleeves, nipped-in-waist and flares over the hips and a full flowing mid calf-length skirt and is decorated with a leaf pattern. The high hat is in purple velvet.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 5th June 1986, Derby races

The Princess of Wales attends for the first time the famous Epsom Derby in June 1986. She wears an elegant black and white polka dot knee-length Edelstein dress. The dress has a gathered peplum fanning out from a ruched waistband.The hat in a contrasting polka dot theme is worn to one side.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 8th April 1986, Sheffield

Visiting Sheffields in April 1986 the Princess wears a deep pink three-quarter-length wool coat with black velvet collar and cuffs and a pencil black skirt matched with a pink and black spotty silk blouse. A black hunting-style hat with face veil was designed by Viv Knowlands.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 25th December 1986, Christmas, Windsor

On Christmas Day served in St George Chapel, Windsor in December 1986, the Princess of Wales wears a full length red wool caped coat with black piping, a black mandarin collar and buttons.

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