Our bed and breakfast in Atlanta, GA is excited to be located just blocks from the final stop of the US Tour of “Diana: A Celebration” at the Atlanta Civic Center, presented by Delta Airlines. The exhibit is opening, Saturday, January 23rd and will close on June 13th, 2010.
This tribute chronicles the life of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, “the peoples princess”. The exhibit celebrates her life as a shy school girl, kindergarden teacher who captured the heart of a Prince and the world, Royal Bride, devoted mother and tireless humanitarian.
I was one of the over one billion television viewers who watched the Royal Wedding and was in awe of her charm, beauty and grace.
There are nine galleries with over 150 objects showcased. My favorite is the Dress Gallery, which highlights Diana’s Royal Wedding Gown with its 25 foot train, the Riviere Necklace and her Tiara. Also, you will find 28 designer dresses by Chanel, Versace, Valentino and Azagury. Many of the dresses are paired with her favorite hats. One of her favorite milliners was Philip Somerville. The other 8 galleries highlight her family heirlooms, personal mementos, paintings and rare movies and photos. Earl Spenser presents the audio tour of the exhibit. Also, the original text of his moving tribute to his sister at her funeral in Westminster Abbey is on display. The original musical score and lyrics of Elton John/Bernie Taupin’s composition adapted from “Candle In The Wind” and played by Elton John at her funeral in 1997 are also available for viewing.
When this exhibit concludes these personal and priceless artifacts will be returned to Princess Diana’s ancestral home, Althrop Estate in England.
When planning that perfect Romantic Atlanta Getaway to tour the “Diana: A Celebration”, remember to make your reservations at Shellmont Inn. We will always exceed your expectations!