An exhibition entitled “Diana: Legacy of a Princess” is opening this weekend at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Dedicated to all things royal, the exhibition will include palace menu cards, a boxed piece of Prince William’s christening cake and several of Princess Diana’s British-designed ensembles.
“Diana: Legacy of a Princess” will feature almost 2,000 items of memorabilia that is associated with the British royal family and the late Princess Diana in particular. A red taffeta-skirted gown by Murrary Arbeid that Diana wore to the 1986 America’s Cup Ball in London, Sarah Ferguson’s embroidered wedding dress, Kate Middleton’s see-through dress and a royal blue Issa dress Middle wore to meet the press to announce her engagement to Prince William in 2010 will all be on display.
On the men’s side, handwritten letters from Prince Charles and an embroidered robe worn by a page at the coronation of King George VI will be on display. Other items include menus from Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle dinners, China, historical newspapers and antique scarves.
The multi-million dollar collection has taken over 30 years to assemble.
“Diana: Legacy of a Princess” is jointly presented by nonprofit breast cancer awareness organization Pink Ribbons Crusade and the Queen Mary. A portion of the exhibition’s proceeds will benefit City of Hope.
The exhibition opened last Saturday and will run indefinitely. Tickets cost $34.95 for adults and $23.95 for kids aged 5-11.
Source: LA Times Blog