On Valentine’s Day 2014 Anglophiles are invited to a tribute to The Queen of People’s Hearts as the touring exhibition Diana: A Celebration makes its final bow in The Queen City.
The Cincinnati Museum Center will be the temporary home of more than 150 items which chronicle Princess Diana’s transformation from a private citizen to one of the world’s most beloved public figures, beginning with family paintings which create a mental portrait of Diana’s ancestors, and rare home movies and school girl souvenirs that offer insight into Diana’s formative years.
The veil between the present and the not-so-distant past will momentarily part as wedding watchers enjoy a glimpse of Diana’s wedding dress– an Emanuel masterpiece complete with Carrickmacross lace, 10,000 pearl and mother of pearl accents and a 25-foot train. The Clive Shilton slippers which took each step of the three-and-a-half minute walk down the aisle of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Spencer tiara that twinkled joyfully in the light on the Sir Christopher Wren-constructed house of worship will add to the fairytale effect. Followers of fashion can also see the various stages of the princess’s style through a display of than 25 timeless designs which are woven into the very fabric of our collective consciousness.
Marking her untimely passing, visitors will be able to view the original text which holds the words that echoed throughout Westminster Abbey as the Earl Spencer said goodbye to his sister; the score and lyrics of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin adaptation of “Candle in the Wind,” and condolence books which stand as a testament that the memory of England’s Rose will never fade away.
Viewed by admirers around the globe since 2003, the personal possessions of The People’s Princess will return to her sons Prince William and Prince Harry when the exhibition closes on August 17, 2014.
Tickets for Diana: A Celebration, which will go on sale November 1, 2013, are priced at $23 adult; $20 senior; $15 child; $16 for an adult member of the Cincinnati Museum Center and $11 for a child who is a Cincinnati Museum Center member.
For more information:
- visit www.cincymuseum.org
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