Though it's been more than 30 years since she served as a bridesmaid in Princess Diana's wedding, Sarah-Jane Gaselee still has one major regret from the big day — selling her dress.
In a new interview with The Daily Mail, Sarah, 45, confessed she sold her Elizabeth Emanuel gown to Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, for about $17,200 in 1999.
"She now bitterly regrets it, but she needed the money at the time. She got criticized, but the truth is she was a bit hard up as a youngster and needed the cash," Sarah's brother, James, told the entertainment news outlet of his sister's past decision.
Sarah (circled in pink) at Charles and Diana's July 1981 wedding. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Sarah — whose father, racehorse trainer Nick Gaselee, is a close friend of Prince Charles — was just 11-years-old when she served as one of Diana's five bridesmaids at her July 1981 wedding.
"The roar was deafening. It seemed the whole world was cheering. It was overwhelming," she said of following Charles and Diana — who sadly died at age 36 in a 1997 car crash — out of St. Paul's Cathedral following their ceremony.
Diana's other bridesmaids were seventeen-year-old Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (daughter of the Earl of Snowdon), thirteen-year-old India Hicks (daughter of Princess Margaret), six-year-old Catherine Cameron (daughter of Donald and Lady Cecil Cameron) and five-year-old Clementine Hambro (daughter of Rupert Hambro).