Princess Diana's wedding dress designer has revealed how she received an unexpected shock on the day of Diana and Prince Charles' wedding.

Elizabeth Emanuel, who created the gorgeous gown for the royal wedding admitted she was "horrified" when she saw Princess Diana turn up to the ceremony with her dress full of creases.

Speaking to ITV for a 2018 documentary called 'Invitation to a Royal Wedding', the highly-regarded designed explained how the ivory silk gown she had worked on with former husband David Emanuel, had creased when Diana was travelling.

Elizabeth candidly recalled the moment she witness the Princess step out of her wedding carriage on July 29, 1981.

According to the Daily Mirror, the designer said: "We did know it would crease a bit but when I saw her arrive at St Paul's and we saw the creasing I actually felt faint".

Elizabeth continued: "I was horrified, really, because it was quite a lot of creasing. It was a lot more than we thought."

The infamous wedding was watched worldwide as the late Princess – who tragically passed away in a car accident on August 31, 1997 – wed Prince Charles.

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However, the dress malfunction wasn't the only thing that went wrong that day, as Diana's makeup artist revealed to InStyle that she spilled perfume down the dress right before she walked down the aisle.

The perfume in question? It was Houbigant Paris Quelques Fleurs.

Barbara Daly, who did the Princess' makeup on the big day, continued to explain she'd tried to clean up the dress but there was still a huge stain visible when she got married.

However, despite everything that went wrong that day, David Emanuel , Elizabeth's previous partner and co-designer revealed that the Princess called him up to thank him for all of the hard work that went into the beautiful gown.

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He told Hello magazine :"After all the photographs, they went in to have the wedding breakfast and I went back to my studio in Mayfair.

"All of my workroom ladies were there so we had a glass of champagne.

"We had a little party and just as I'm about to lock up, the phone rings … I thought who's calling? It was Diana! She said 'I just wanted to say thank you so much for the gown. I loved it. Prince Charles loved it. All the family loved it.'"

He added: "It couldn't have been more special for me to hear from the client. When you design for a bride you want her to be happy. As long as the bride is happy that is all that matters.

"The fact she took the time before she went off on honeymoon … that's genuine kindness."

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