Sunday, March 2, 2014
Princess Diana Exhibit: Queen Mary Long Beach + COMP Tickets
We got to see the "Diana: Legacy of a Princess" Exhibit when my family was given a private tour of the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach. I've been fascinated by Princess Diana's style & charity work and was taken aback by her sudden death back in 1997. If you're a fan and would like to see some of the evening gowns, dresses, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other cherished memorabilia of Princess Diana and the Royal Family, visit the Queen Mary for an up close look at the Princess Diana Exhibit.
Check Princess Diana Exhibit COMP Tickets to visit the exhibit and see some pictures of the exhibit below:
Outside the Queen Mary Ship
Princess Diana's Gowns in Glass Showcases
One of my favorite part of the Diana Exhibit is this Family Tree in a beautiful white tree relief with framed pictures of the family including the newest addition, Prince George. Quite interesting and intriguing is the inclusion of a picture of Camilla in the family tree on a Diana Exhibit.
And also quite engrossing is this quilt that is of small square mosaic that you'd need to stare at for some time before being able to see Diana's face. It quickly shows when you take a picture of it but then photography is not allowed at the exhibit, I was only allowed as member of the media, so big thanks to Commodore Everette for the in-depth tour of the whole Queen Mary ship and for allowing me to share a bit of this exhibit to all of you - my readers, through these pictures.
This table was used by Princess Diana in answering her correspondence. It was shared to us that her dad taught her to answer every letter before the day ends, and this is the table she used.
This portrait of Princess Diana and her two young prince is beautiful and heart wrenching at the same time. Their happy times together eminent in their smiles cut short due to her early passing is hard to look at. If it was hard for us - onlookers who were captivated by her charm and compassion. Imagine what her kids, Prince William and Prince Harry had to endure at such a young age, losing such an amazing mom.
Princess Diana Dolls
Princess Diana Perfumes
Prince Charles & Princess Diana's Bench. Can you see that "C" & "D" initial there?
The exhibit also includes other memorabilia from the Royal family:
A coronation robe
Pictures and China of the Royal Family
Prince Charles' Chair
And for those who didn't know Princess Diana, coz' you weren't born yet when she was all over the news(makes me feel old)... But someone wanted to drag you into the exhibit.. like your mom.. ehem. Here's a showcase on Princess Kate and a replica of her famous wrap dress.
There's also a gift shop where you can buy various souvenirs like Princess Diana's picture, tea sets, glass, books, etc.
For more information on the exhibit, check Queen Mary's website. And for discount to the exhibit, COMP Tickets, click here or here(groupon). Also visit the CHILL at the Queen Mary, $17.50 Discount Tickets during the Holidays.
Watch out for more posts on the Queen Mary on the days to come. This is only a part of our amazing tour on the awe-inspiring ship.
disclosure: We were given a private tour of the Queen Mary ship to facilitate this post.