Princess Diana Visiting the Gym in 1995
Ever fancied owning a piece of royal history? Back in the mid-'90s, Princess Diana had a habit of wearing the same outfit to the gym as often as she could. Unlike us, it wasn't because she only had a handful of gym outfits to choose from, but because she wanted to bore the paparazzi. One of her go-to outfits was a navy sweatshirt with the Virgin Atlantic Varga girl on it, said to have been a gift from the company's owner, Richard Branson. Diana wore the top with cycling shorts and trainers, a trend that's seeing a serious revival right now. After wearing it to the gym on many occasions, Diana then gave the sweatshirt to her personal trainer Jenni Rivett, who explained why the princess favoured it, saying, "She felt there were far more important issues to focus on in the world then her gym attire and therefore decided that wearing the famous Virgin sweatshirt to every session, would be a good way to stop the media frenzy!"
Rivett is now auctioning off the sweatshirt, along with a gift tag signed by the Princess, to one lucky royal fan. The iconic piece was estimated to sell for £5,000 but has already exceeded that, and there's plenty of time for more bids before the auction ends on 10 July. Keep reading to see the princess wearing this iconic piece and to bid for yourself.