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Old 04-29-2010, 01:24 PM
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I should like to know how long was Diana's train in metres ?
25 foot long
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:23 AM
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I love the long trains, I think they are elegant. However I thought Dianas, and, CP Mary were plain, and not pretty. I loved the desig o Sarahs train.
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I love the long trains, I think they are elegant. However I thought Dianas, and, CP Mary were plain, and not pretty. I loved the desig o Sarahs train.
I agree mrs Bugman,
Sarah' Gown looked lovelier all together, but the veil/hair arrangement was less attractive. I felt She should have worn Her hair up with a tall tiara and a really long and full veil. (A bit like Maxima's veil). And I agree with you, Her train was lovely, with gorgeous detail and it flowed beautifully. Perhaps I would have preferred it somewhat longer and wider. But gorgeous and really Regal all the same.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:53 PM
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If it was 25 feet indeed, that would translate to around 6.35 meters in metric.....hhmmm.
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I love the long trains, I think they are elegant. However I thought Dianas, and, CP Mary were plain, and not pretty. I loved the desig o Sarahs train.
Diana's train was NOT plain: it was edged with sparkling lace. As for Sarah, Duchess of York's wedding hairstyle, I think it was better than a severe updo.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:12 AM
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If it was 25 feet indeed, that would translate to around 6.35 meters in metric.....hhmmm.
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No, Angelique, it was longer than 6.35m. A yard (3 ft) is 91.44 cm so Diana's wedding dress train would be just over 8 metres long.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:05 PM
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I've just gone on a couple of on-line conversion calculators, both of which suggest that 25 feet equates to 7.62 metres. Diana's train also had lace running in two lines down the length of the train as well as the lace edging. All the lace of the dress and train was embroidered with mother-of-pearl sequins.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:44 PM
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I've just gone on a couple of on-line conversion calculators, both of which suggest that 25 feet equates to 7.62 metres. Diana's train also had lace running in two lines down the length of the train as well as the lace edging. All the lace of the dress and train was embroidered with mother-of-pearl sequins.
According to this BBC ON THIS DAY | 29 | 1981: Charles and Diana marry

"She made the three-and-a-half minute walk up the red-carpeted aisle with the sumptuous 25 ft (7.62 m) train of her Emmanuel designed, ivory taffeta and antique lace gown flowing behind her. "
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There is a superstition that Diana was evidently not told and that is as long as your train will be your troubles in the marriage will be also.
I thought it looked hideously hilarious and quite immature.It was right out of the Victorian era.And her bouquet was large; Diana wore hanging earrings and brides are not supposed to wear them However- this was Diana and they forgave her as quickly as she forgave herself neophyte that she was.
When she got out of the carriage I said to myself the marriage will be a disaster.
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Jaya, I feel naughty for laughing when I read your post but I couldn't help it...hilarious post!

I watched Diana's wedding live like almost everyone else and I will never forget how disappointed I was..the gown was crumpled like tissue paper and that massive train tacked onto it looked like it had a life of it's own...Diana's hair looked flat and greasy. Only her face with it's flawless makeup saved her from being a disaster, IMO. She glowed.

If Diana had filled out the gown more instead of looking lost inside it due to dieting too hard..and IF the fabric had not crinkled, I think it would have been beautiful.
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Back to my post in May. Plain was (probably) the wrong word to choose in describing Dianas, and Marys trains. I like the more ornately decorated train of Sara, Duchess of York.
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How long were Mary and Maxima's trains? I love the train on MM's wedding gown that it was actually a part of the dress not something that was attached like the other CP's.
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Jaya, I feel naughty for laughing when I read your post but I couldn't help it...hilarious post!

I watched Diana's wedding live like almost everyone else and I will never forget how disappointed I was..the gown was crumpled like tissue paper and that massive train tacked onto it looked like it had a life of it's own...Diana's hair looked flat and greasy. Only her face with it's flawless makeup saved her from being a disaster, IMO. She glowed.

If Diana had filled out the gown more instead of looking lost inside it due to dieting too hard..and IF the fabric had not crinkled, I think it would have been beautiful.
I agree entirely.... I have always found it hard to express my feelings regarding Diana's Wedding Gown, as so many fans take that as a personal slur against dear Diana. Like you, I too was very disappointed to see the crumpled Gown and the Train which should have been much wider and more circular to achieve such a length and still look in proportion. At the time I was really looking forward to a really Divine, Elegant and yet majestic Gown, but..... Diana, in spite of it all, was stunning.
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Back to my post in May. Plain was (probably) the wrong word to choose in describing Dianas, and Marys trains. I like the more ornately decorated train of Sara, Duchess of York.
I SO agree; Her train was Gorgeous and the ornate decorations were just right and harmonious with the overall look.
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There is a superstition that Diana was evidently not told and that is as long as your train will be your troubles in the marriage will be also.
I thought it looked hideously hilarious and quite immature.It was right out of the Victorian era.And her bouquet was large; Diana wore hanging earrings and brides are not supposed to wear them However- this was Diana and they forgave her as quickly as she forgave herself neophyte that she was.
When she got out of the carriage I said to myself the marriage will be a disaster.

Brides aren't supposed to wear hanging earrings? That's quite odd.
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I wore hanging pearl earrings at my wedding and I just celebrated our silver anniversary.
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How long were Mary and Maxima's trains? I love the train on MM's wedding gown that it was actually a part of the dress not something that was attached like the other CP's.
Mary's train was reported to be 6 metres (20 feet) and Maxima's was 5 metres (16.5 feet) which is the same as Crown Princess Victoria's.
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There is a superstition that Diana was evidently not told and that is as long as your train will be your troubles in the marriage will be also.
I've never heard that one before. Years ago, I came across the superstition that it's unlucky to take a wedding ring off once you're married.
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how about princess marie of denmark then ?
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Brides aren't supposed to wear hanging earrings? That's quite odd.
Who says? I think it's just a matter of personal taste.
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