6 APRIL 1989 PRINCESS DIANA DRESSES FOR THE NAVAL OCCASION AS SHE ATTENDS THE ANNUAL PASSING OUT PARADE AT BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE DARTMOUTH

6 APRIL 1989 PRINCESS DIANA DRESSES FOR THE NAVAL OCCASION AS SHE ATTENDS THE ANNUAL PASSING OUT PARADE AT BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE DARTMOUTH

image The Princess of Wales suited her dress to the occasion when she arrived at the annual passing-out parade at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. she was dresses in a bright red Catherine Walker military inspired coat dress with naval style striped collar and a Philip Sommerville red straw tricorn hat with a gross grain bow and long ribbon trim at the back.
image imageCrowds of friends and parents gathered in gloomy weather for the occasion at the historic naval college in Devon which has trained generations of officers and ratings, including her husband, Prince Charles. But the skies brightened as she inspected the immaculate ranks of officers and ratings.
imageimageimageThe Princess was representing the Queen and was there to present the Queen’s Sword for 1989 to Sub-Lieutenant Louis Wilson-Chalon, 22, who was top officer under training in the past year. Afterwards he said, “To be selected as one from 500 in the year is quite something, and it means a great deal to both myself and my family. Today has been very nerve-racking for me but it is also very enjoyable and I’m very proud. It was a lot of hard work to get here, but I am looking forward now to a good career in the Navy.”
image imageimageStacy Sheppard, daughter of Band Sergeant Leslie Sheppard, presented the princess with a bouquet of flowers, after she planted a tree to commemorate her visit.
image imageShe was also quite taken with the mascot puppy as seen in the photos below.
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