Sunday, March 7, 2010

Diana: A Celebration

Today, my best friend Lorie and I decided to take advantage of "Blogger Day" and head out the Atlanta to visit the exhibit on Princess Diana.  It was so much fun.  There were so many interesting facts that I was simply unaware of.  Like for example, did you know that her older sister dated Prince Charles for several years before she did?  ( Okay my parents said they knew too...Lorie and I had no idea!).  I for one am fascinated by famous people.  It was so excited to me to get to see her wedding gown, tiara, veil, shoes, earrings, handbag and other stuff from the Royal Wedding.   I had know idea what year she and the Prince were married.  I knew that I had seen footage on tv but it wasn't until I went today that I realized that they were married 4 years before I was even born  ( I should have realized since her boys are my age I'm just not that observant).  My husband and I were talking about it and he made the comment he remembered watching it on tv.  I said wow that's funny since it was the month before you were born.  We got a good laugh out of that.  We had both just seen footage and thought we were watching it live I guess.  I think the thing that had the most impact on my were the Books of Condolence that were recieved after the Princess' passing.  That display case looked like a small library.  There were hundreds of books from all over the world people signed and sent.  They recieved over 175,000 cards and letters that had to be hand opened because many contained money.  Her memorial fund still supports many charities that she worked with.  It was amazing to see the impact one woman could have on the world.

The exhibit did not allow photography but I was issued these few photos to share with you all.  It's just a small glimpse into the life of the "People's Princess"

The "Style" gallery contained 28 dresses and hats.  I loved getting to see these outfits that I had seen her wear in photos and on tv. 

The Royal wedding gown complete with a 25ft train.  It was not the prettiest gown I've ever seen but I guess it suited the Princess!
Finally, I would like to off you this coupon for $3 off the price of an adult ticket. 
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I am so grateful for this opportunity we had a blast. 

1 comment:

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

What a beautiful display, I bet. I remember watching her wedding on tv very early in the morning. I loved watching a biography on her recently. She was the only and only beautiful princess.