31 MAY 1985 PRINCESS DIANA VISITS THE POOLEMEAD CENTRE FOR THE DEAF IN TWERTON, BATH

31 MAY 1985 PRINCESS DIANA VISITS THE POOLEMEAD CENTRE FOR THE DEAF IN TWERTON, BATH

imageMAY 30 1985 Princess Diana arrives in Twerton, Bath, amidst a gust of wind blowing up her skirt, to visit the Royal National Institute for the Deaf at the Poolemead Centre image image

imageimageimageimageimage imageAt the end of her visit, The Princess gave the above signed photograph to the then Principal of Poolemead Centre for the Deaf, Twerton, and dated it 31 May 1985.
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29 MAY 1984 PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA VISIT THE DUCHY’S STREET FARM WORKSHOPS, HIGHGROVE, TETBURY

29 MAY 1984 PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA VISIT THE DUCHY’S STREET FARM WORKSHOPS, HIGHGROVE, TETBURY

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imageThe Prince And Princess of Wales- 29th May 1984 visiting the Duchy’s Street Farm Workshops near their country residence, Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. imageFirst She Changed His Hairdresser Now It Seems That Princess Diana Is Having A Dramatic Effect On Her Husband’s Suits. Thanks To Her Influence, Charles Now Wears The Right Suit For the Right Occasion as seen above. imageInstead Of His Traditional Choice Of A Dark Pinstripe Suit Prince Charles Stepped Out Yesterday Wearing An Informal And Fashionable Lightweight Tweed Suit That Was Exactly Right For The Countryside Setting Of Highgrove as they visited the Duchy’s Street Farm Workshops on 29 May 1984.  image imageFashion Experts Will Note The Distinct Fifties Cut Of The Suit – One That Is Rapidly Becoming High Fashion – The Previously Almost Obsolete Ticket Pocket The Slightly Exaggerated Shoulders The Extra-wide Lapels And The Baggy Trousers Complete With Turn-ups. Not Only That But Charles Has Foresaken His Brogues For Loafers. image imageThe Princess Looking Elegant in The Fifth Month Of Her Pregnancy Wore A Red and White Striped Silk Dress by Catherine Walker With A Light Wool Coat And Red and White Striped Shoes. imageAbove is the couples’ 1984 Duchy of Cornwall Christmas Card photo showing Diana and Charles as Duke & Duchess of Cornwall at the Duchy’s Street Farm, Highgrove in May 1984. I personally own this card which is embossed with the Duchy’s insignia on the front.  Not many photos acknowledging Diana as the Duchess of Cornwall exist. This title is now held by Camilla. imageThe Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate which funds the public, charitable and private activities of The Prince of Wales and his family.
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The Duchy consists of 53,408 hectares of land in 23 counties, mostly in the South West of England. The Duchy estate was created in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward, and its primary function was to provide him and future Princes of Wales with an income from its assets.