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Princess Diana used ‘revenge dress’ to ‘hit back’ at Prince Charles on the same day he confessed to Camilla affair

But it now appears that Princess Diana used one of her most famous outfits to "hit back" at Prince Charles on the very same day he admitted to having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.

A key moment in the late Princess' fashion legacy, Diana stepped out in the gorgeous black off-shoulder design for the Serpentine Gallery's summer party in June 1994.

Although Diana had originally feared that the designer dress by Christina Stambolian may have been "too daring", the late royal made fashion history when she donned the "revenge dress" in the wake of her split from Prince Charles.

What's more, it now appears that the "revenge dress" assumed an even more important role for the Princess.

On the very same night that Diana attended the annual garden party in London, people all over the UK were tuning into a BBC documentary in which Prince Charles confessed to cheating on his wife with former flame Camilla Parker Bowles.

In an attempt to restore his public image after his 1992 split from the beloved "people's princess", Prince Charles filmed a two-and-a-half-hour documentary in which he discussed his role within the Royal Family and most notably his controversial divorce from Princess Diana.

However, the very purpose of this interview spectacularly backfired when journalist Jonathan Dimbleby directly asked Charles about his suspected infidelity.

Appearing to confirm the infidelity rumours, Charles insisted: "Mrs Parker Bowels is a great friend of mine."

And when asked directly if he had been "faithful and honourable" to his wife throughout their 15-year marriage, Charles replied: "Yes, until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried."

Although Charles and Camilla first dated back in 1971, the couple split when the prince joined the Royal Navy.

Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, with the couple divorcing in 1995, a year before Charles and Diana's split.

Aware that the details of Charles' infidelity were about to become public knowledge, Diana's best friend and fashion adviser Anna Harvey revealed that the late Princess turned to her fashion prowess to "hit back" at her ex-husband.

In an article which appeared in a 1997 issue of Vogue, Anna revealed that Diana opted for the "daring" design because she wanted to "look like a million dollars" on that difficult evening in June 1994.

Princess Diana's close friend and former deputy editor of Vogue – who passed away yesterday – also revealed how the late Royal was "much freer" in her fashion choices following her divorce without any royal rules to ascribe to.

In even more Royal news, Princess Margaret "wouldn't let her children talk" to Princess Diana and "turned over magazines" with her face on the cover.

Plus this is the REAL reason Princess Diana kept her head down in public – and it wasn't because she was "sulking".

And this is how Sarah Ferugson will honour Princess Diana at Eugenie's wedding, according to a Royal expert.

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