PRINCESS DIANA and Sarah Ferguson, 60, were once close friends. They both married royal princes and grew up around the aristocracy. It has been revealed how Diana helped Fergie out with a dress for her wedding day.
Princess Diana married Prince Charles in a lavish wedding on 1981. It is still one of the most famous weddings off all time.
Diana wore a huge dress, created for her by the Emanuels.
Her dress was worth around £35,000, with ivory silk, lace and 10,000 pearls.
The Princess of Wales wore her family tiara, the Spencer Tiara, and the ensemble is thought to be one of the most iconic wedding look ever.
Of course, while all eyes are on the bride, it’s tricky for a wedding guest to know what exactly to wear to such a monumental wedding.
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson: Princess helped Fergie with wedding dress (Image: GETTY)
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson: Diana helped her good friend Fergie with a dress for her wedding (Image: GETTY)
However, Princess Diana helped her good friend Fergie with a dress for her wedding, it has been revealed.
In tonight’s Fergie Vs Diana: Royal Wives At War at Channel 5, royal experts detailed the close relationship between the two women.
Sarah, finding herself cash-strapped before the wedding, could rely on Diana for support.
Royal expert Richard Kay said: “Fergie didn’t have a lot of disposable income and she knew that a dress for something like the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales was going to be an expensive proposition.
“So, Diana helped out by providing her with some fabric and she got a dressmaker to make up something appropriate for her.”
Sarah wore a blue dress and hat for Diana’s wedding.
Just a few years later at Sarah Ferguson’s wedding to Prince Andrew, Diana wore a blue dress with black polka dots.
Katie Nicholls said: “Sarah was a very important person in Diana’s life in the run up to the wedding and those early years.”
The experts detailed how the women looked out for one another as sisters in law.
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson: Diana helped out by providing her with some fabric (Image: GETTY)
An article published in Vanity Fair in 1987, just a year after Fergie’s wedding, claimed: “(Sarah Ferguson’s) angst-free antics have highlighted the mounting pressures on the Princess of Wales.”
In fact, the redhead revealed had not spoken to Princess Diana for a year before she passed away, but that she attempted to make contact.
She told Harper’s Bazaar: “And the saddest thing, at the end, we hadn’t spoken for a year, though I never knew the reason, except that once Diana got something in her head.
“I tried, wrote letters, thinking whatever happened didn’t matter, let’s sort it out.”
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson: The women looked out for one another as sisters in law (Image: GETTY)
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Diana were cousins, the documentary also revealed.
Both Sarah and Diana have links to the royal blood line via their ancestors.
They are both descended from William Cavendish, Fourth Duke of Devonshire.
He was the father of William Cavendish, Fifth Duke of Devonshire, the man portrayed in Keira Knightly film The Duchess.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK