02/23/2011 11:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

David Emanuel Reveals How They Kept Diana's Wedding Dress A Secret (VIDEO)

David Emanuel, who along with his wife Elizabeth designed Princess Diana's wedding dress, stopped by "The Today Show" on Tuesday to talk about how her gown was made off the media radar.

David revealed, "We hired two security guards to work in 12-hour shifts," referred to Diana using the code name "Deborah," and they held secret fittings and even two dress rehearsals inside the cathedral. "Diana would arrive in a sweatshirt and jeans and I would just tie a bit of cotton 25 foot behind her. And I would say darling, practice walking up and down like that," Emanuel remembered.

Perhaps the most shocking part -- Diana's dress and the bridesmaids' frocks cost $1,700 total. What a steal.

Now, Diana's wedding dress spends its time traveling the globe -- it even swung by "The Today Show" studio.

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