A Model Princess! Diana Her Fashion Story opens Tomorrow at Kensington Palace! 💐💐

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8 JUNE 1989 PRINCESS DIANA RECEIVES THE FREEDOM OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON AS SHE RETURNS TO HER ANCESTRAL HOMETOWN

8 JUNE 1989 PRINCESS DIANA RECEIVES THE FREEDOM OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON AS SHE RETURNS TO HER ANCESTRAL HOMETOWN

imageThe Princess of Wales, wearing a pink and white Catherine Walker floral suit and matching Philip Somerville hat, inspects the guard of honour during a visit to Northampton to receive the Freedom of the City, June 8, 1989.

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A small plaque in remembrance of Diana Princess of Wales is on The Guildhall Northampton

A small plaque in remembrance of Diana Princess of Wales is on The Guildhall In Northampton

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After months of planning, reces and several dawn rehearsals, with hours of bulling boots, pressing uniforms and the last hour arrival of new buttons behind them, 200 and more officers and men of the Corps were ready for the big day. Thursday June 8 dawned, the day the Corps was to provide a Royal Guard of Honour for the visit to Northampton of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and later at the Guildhall, to March past Princess Diana, who as Northamptonshire’s most famous daughter, was to receive the Freedom of the Borough.
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Thursday June 8 dawned, the day the Corps was to provide a Royal Guard of Honour for the visit to Northampton of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and later at the Guildhall, to March past Princess Diana, who as Northamptonshire’s most famous daughter, was to receive the Freedom of the Borough.
imageThe Guard of Honour, commanded by Major Hardy, was drawn up outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Their Royal Highnesses were to attend a Service of Thanksgiving as part of Northampton’s 800th Anniversary Charter celebrations, and to open the biennial Flower Festival.
imageLooking very pretty in pink, the Princess of Wales arrived in a blaze of sunshine at the start of an historic day. Accompanied by Lt Col Baird, her Royal Highness then inspected the Guard of Honour, making it a memorable day for those she stopped and chatted to.
image imageThe Royal couple entered the church, where Earl and Countess Spencer and other members of Her Royal Highness’ family were already seated, to a a fanfare. After the service, during which Prince Charles read one of the lessons, Major Elliott, the Corps Secretary, had the honour of showing Their Highnesses the Corps Silver which was display in the Regimental Chapel.
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