Diana, the Princess of Wales, has been called “The People’s Princess” because of her ability to connect with people from all walks of life. From her televised wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral during the summer of 1981 to the first glimpse of Prince William the following year to her funeral at Westminster Abbey in 1997, we’ve been obsessed with Princess Diana.
Diana’s fashion was a major topic back in the day, and even though almost three decades have passed since she died, we’re still trying to recreate her personal style. Sure, she dressed like a prim and proper princess, even before she wore the crown, but Diana could go from a satin ball gown or tweed suit to bike shorts and an oversized sweatshirt more effortlessly than anyone else.
One of her more iconic looks was featured on the cover of People magazine in 1994. As what would seem an unlikely choice for a British princess, Diana was been gifted the one-of-a-kind Kelly Green varsity-style Philadelphia Eagles jacket that was made specifically for her.
After years of pleading for a Princess Di throwback replica to be released, the jacket was finally available on Nov. 9. But just as fast as they were placed on the racks of the Eagles Pro Shop in South Philadelphia, they were gone.
Probably the best online store to find the Philadelphia Eagles jacket is Mitchell & Ness. They sell authentic vintage jerseys and apparel collections for the MLB, NFL, NBA, NCAA, and MLS. But even at $400, the replica varsity jacket has already sold out; however, you can sign up to receive notifications if/when the jacket is available again.
Following her death in 1997, Jack Edelstein, a Philadelphia Eagles statistician and broadcaster, told the story of how Princess Di was given the jacket to the Philadelphia Daily News. At the funeral of Grace Kelly (Princess of Monaco), Diana spoke to Edelstein about her fondness for the U.S. and happened to mention her favorite colors were green and silver. He took that info to Leonard Tose, the then-owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. The rest is history.
Stores That Sell the Replica Princess Diana Eagles Jacket
There are other options like eBay since those sellers have bought up all the inventory before true enthusiasts could even purchase just one in an effort to resell it for as much as 400% over the original cost. Depending on how bad you want this jacket, eBay is an option.
These are some other stores that sell similar replica jackets, although we’ve never shopped them and can’t vouch for the quality:
According to a 2018 People article, Andrew Morton, author of “Diana: Her True Story,” says the famous princess “Wears these things because they create a look. She knows very little about English sports, let alone American teams.” The article further claims that photos of Diana wearing her Philadelphia Eagles jacket hang in bars across the Philadelphia area.
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