Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta
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Diana 'Travolta' dress sold to British buyer 'as a gift'

19 March 2013 Last updated at 19:33 GMT

A dress which Princess Diana wore when she famously danced with actor John Travolta has sold at auction for £240,000 to a British buyer.

Diana wore the deep navy velvet gown to a gala dinner hosted by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, where she was photographed dancing with Travolta.

During the auction itself, the dress did not attract extra bids and auctioneer Kerry Taylor struck her hammer at £200,000 - although the auction house said the dress eventually sold for £240,000.

It said that the buyer was British, and that he had bought the dress as a surprise gift for his wife.