Like many little girls in the 1980s, I was captivated by Princess Diana – I remember watching her wedding on television when I was five years old in 1981. I also remember watching the middle-of-the-night footage of the accident that tragically killed her and watching her funeral in the early morning hours with my best friend while in graduate school in 1997. Princess Diana – “the people’s princess” – touched the lives of so many who never met her or even saw her in person.
The exhibit is an extremely personal and intimate look at Diana. Get to know Diana from early childhood – with personal letters and diaries, school uniforms and home videos, through meeting Charles, their wedding, their children and her untimely death. See her spectacular wedding gown (I was in awe – pictured!) and many of her gowns worn during well-known public appearances. A room dedicated to Diana’s charity work is filled with letters and photos. Another room dedicated to her funeral plays live footage. For anyone interested in modern-day history or anyone who has fond memories of childhood fascination with the princess, this is a must-see exhibit.
The exhibition, Diana: A Celebration, was put together by her brother, Charles, Earl Spencer, and her family and originally resided at Althorp in England. It is now travelling abroad to continue to spread the story of Diana, her life and her passions. It can be viewed currently at the Atlanta Civic Center, through June 13, 2010.
Tickets are $18.50 for adults, with discounts for children, students/seniors and groups. To purchase tickets online and view daily hours, click here.
WHERE: Diana: A Celebration at the Atlanta Civic Center – 395 Piedmont Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30308