Fashion designer to Princess Diana dies

French-born fashion designer Catherine Walker, a favourite of late princess Diana, has died of cancer aged 65, Walker’s family said on Sunday.

Walker died in hospital near her Sussex home on Thursday.
Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, was buried in a black dress designed by Walker.

Walker’s family said in a statement: “Catherine Walker overcame young widowhood and fought cancer twice with enduring bravery.

“She built one of the most successful British couture brands and at the same time raised a loving family. Catherine Walker has dressed many of the world’s most beautiful women.”