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Princess Diana Wedding Dress
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Every bride is terrified of spilling red wine or pasta on their wedding dress, but for Princess Diana, her beauty routine is what almost ruined her wedding day.

In an excerpt from the book Diana: The Portrait that was resurfaced by Express, Princess Diana's makeup artist Barbara Daly reveals that the Princess spilled her signature scent down the front of her dress seconds before walking down the aisle at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral.

Diana went to give herself one last spritz of Houbigant Paris Quelques Fleurs ($240; neimanmarcus.com), but the lid of the bottle came loose and splattered her David and Elizabeth Emanuel dress.

According to Daly, Diana said, “I’ve just put my perfume on and I’ve spilled some on the front of my dress. They’ll kill me!"

Daly frantically tried to clean the dress, but the fragrance left a large stain. So, the makeup artist told Diana there was only one thing that she could do: hold her dress up by the stained area so that it looked like she was simply lifting it up to avoid stepping on it.

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And the entire world watching the wedding at home never even noticed.