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She was the most photographed woman of her time – but this is a rather more off-the-wall way of remembering her life.

Sketches based on iconic images of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, have been turned into wallpaper inside the royal residence that was once her home.

The display is part of a £12million restoration of Kensington Palace in London.

Beautiful tribute: The stylish wallpaper is made of up delicate drawings based on famous photos of the late princess


1. Shy young Lady: Diana wears a cute jumper on a country walk with Prince Charles in May 1981, shortly before their marriage


2. Purple Princess: Shining in a fuchsia chiffon dress by Catherine Walker, Diana looks confident and glamorous non a tour of Thailand in February 1968


3. Just married: Diana looks almost ghostly in this barely-there drawing of her wedding day on illustrator Julie Verhoeven's wallpaper

Inside apartment 1A, which was once occupied by Princess Margaret and will be handed to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge next year, there is an exhibition of dresses worn by the late royal. 
Called Diana: Glimpses Of A Modern Princess, it includes a black silk taffeta gown, worn on her first official engagement with the Prince of Wales on March 9, 1981, and a black silk shift evening dress by Versace, which she wore to the 1995 premiere of Apollo 13.



An ivory silk formal dinner dress by Catherine Walker, a fuchsia and purple silk chiffon sari dress also by Walker and worn on a tour of Thailand, and a black and white cocktail dress by Bellville Sassoon complete the set.
The exhibition has been designed by interior stylist Finola Inger, who employed fashion illustrator Julie Verhoeven to turn some of the most instantly recognisable photographs of Diana into eye-catching colour sketches.


5. Motherly love: The Princess of Wales cradles newborn William in June 1982, as they leave St Mary's Hospital in Paddington
These were then converted into wallpaper by the interiors firm Cole and Son, who have a royal warrant from the Queen and are renowned for printing authentic period wallpapers.

The paper has been used to line a hallway leading up to the room where the exhibition of Diana’s dresses is being held.

It is understood that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who currently live in a cottage in the palace grounds, have not yet seen the exhibition but are likely to be given a private viewing. 


Illustrated history: The life of the people's princess now adorns the walls of Kensington Palace, left, and her famous dresses are being exhibited, right

Grand heritage: Queen Victoria's dresses, including the one pictured left, are also on display at the newly refurbished palace, right












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