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'Picky princess' bride-to-be clashes with Princess Diana's wedding dress designer on SYTTD

Published 24/09/2016 | 16:04

Katie Taffler on TLC's Say Yes To The Dress UK
Katie Taffler on TLC's Say Yes To The Dress UK
Diana Princess of Wales picture in her wedding dress which was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel
29/07/81 of Earl Spencer (R), accompanying his daughter Lady Diana at her wedding to the Prince of Wales, at St Paul's Cathedral, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Katie Taffler on TLC's Say Yes To The Dress UK

A bride-to-be clashed with Princess Diana's wedding dress designer in the latest episode of Say Yes To The Dress.

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Designer David Emanuel (63) famously designed the gown that the late princess wore to her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, but even a royal couturier isn't enough sometimes.

Londoner Katie Taffler (26) said she had been "having trouble" finding her dream dress so appeared on the UK version of the hit American show to get help from the best.

"It is my day and I want to feel good. I do not want to get married in a dress I don't feel good in," she explained.

Diana Princess of Wales picture in her wedding dress which was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel
Diana Princess of Wales picture in her wedding dress which was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel

While sent into the changing rooms to try on the first batch of dresses, David said he had "alarm bells" about Katie's specifications - she wanted a 1920s-style dress within a €1,700 budget - pondering was she a "picky princess".

"She has been to millions of shops, tried on millions of dresses, she may be unfocused or even worse, her expectations are too high," he said.

After criticising the first two options she was presented with, he labelled her "difficult", saying: One minute you want twenties which is straight, then you are pulling it in which is fishtail, I am getting huge mixed messaged, it is difficult.'

Naturally, lucky three looked to be the winner for Katie, who eventually went with a Ronald Joyce gown costing €1,400/

"I think this dress is really special as it is elegant, chic and classic without being boring," she explained.

"I feel like a princess, it is a weight off my shoulders as it was really stressing me out."

Katie Taffler on TLC's Say Yes To The Dress UK
Katie Taffler on TLC's Say Yes To The Dress UK

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