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Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress on Display in Kentucky

For the Anglophiles currently filing into the Frazier History Museum for Diana: A Celebration a walk past the more than 150 items that chronicle the life of the people’s princess is a walk down memory lane, leading visitors back to a summer’s day in 1981 when the royal watchers and romantics gathered to witness a fairytale come true.

Unveiled at the Louisville, Kentucky venue on September 15th (a date which also marked the 28th birthday of Prince Harry, the youngest son of the late Princess of Wales,) the exhibition offers an intimate look at an icon, from the cherished toys of childhood to her charity work, and finally to the sad memories of the day when the world mourned a light in the world that was extinguished far too soon.

A little imagination is all it takes to hear the peel of bells from St. Paul’s Cathedral echoing through time as tourists get an up close look at the heart of the exhibition– the most talked-about wedding dress of the 20th century. Created by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, fans of fashion (who can also view 28 of Diana’s designer dresses) will be fixated on the intricacies of its heirloom Carrickmacross lace, 25-foot train an 10,000 pearls and mother of pearl sequins which twinkle under the light of the museum much as they did at the altar on the day Diana made the transformation from a private citizen into a princess.

A happening with heart, all of the profits from Diana: A Celebration will benefit The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.

Diana: A Celebration will be on display at The Frazier History Museum through January 13, 2013.

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