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Diana dress bought for 100,000
Princess Diana's replica wedding dress
The dress has been at Madame Tussauds for 20 years
An exact copy of Princess Diana's 1981 wedding dress has gone under the hammer for 100,000 at an auction.

The replica of the ivory silk dress was made by designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel, after being commissioned by waxwork museum Madame Tussauds.

It had attracted interest from fans around the world since it went on display a week ago.

The dress went on sale in Camden, north London, after standing in Madame Tussauds for more than 20 years.

It was given to the attraction after the Royal wedding in 1981 and is part of a historical and musical memorabilia sale.

The dress went for twice its reserve price of 50,000 to a mystery telephone bidder at the Proud Gallery.

Auction house boss John Collins said the dress, with its 40m silk taffeta train, was "a real collector's item".

A replica of the wedding dress worn by the Duchess of York also up for grabs went for 6,300.

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