The Princess of Wales visits the new Westway Dairy plant in West London on 16th September 1987. At this occasion she wears a sophisticated, burgundy silk dress finely striped with cream by Victor Edelstein. The dress offers a contrast between the tight, trim cummerbund belt and the fussier matching bow ans puff sleeves.
The Princess of Wales challenged prejudice towards HIV in April 1987 when she famously held hands with an AIDS patient for the cameras when opening the first purpose-built AIDS ward at Middlesex Hospital in London. A breakthrough gesture at the time, after shaking hands with nine victims, the Princess helped dispelling fears that the disease can be caught by normal social contact. It also showed her compassion and commitment to her charities. For the occasion, Diana wore a discreet tight-fitting royal blue dress by Victor Edelstein.
For the Easter Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in April 1987, Diana wears a double-breasted summer coat in a lightweight pastel-blue wool with pearlized buttons and cream trimming by Catherine Walker. The designer made identical coats for Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince William is dressed in the coat that day.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana greeted King Fahd of Saudi Arabia at Gatwick airport on his arrival in Britain. On this occasion the Princess wears a rather unusual two piece suit in cream wool by Catherine Walker. The white Royal Hussar-style suits consists of a short fitted jacket with heavy gold braiding across the front, shoulders, back and cuffs and a skirt with an unusual V hemline matching the neckline. The Cossack-style matching hat is by Graham Smith at Kangol.