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Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802
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The weather was warm its very cold. I wore Boots ,sweat pants,tights and a big coat .
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30 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

My partner and I spent over four hours touring the exhibit and still we felt we had not spent enough time to appreciate the extensive display. The exhibit covers five generations with newspaper displays, commemorative ware, personal items,...continued

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19 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed Diana, Legacy of a Princess, but would have liked to have seen more videos and information on Diana herself. The overall history of the modern English monarchy was very well done and documented. As others have...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

A very comprehensive exhibit of the entire Windsor Royal Family from King George V through Duchess Kate and including Princess Diana, this exhibit is chock full of great memorabilia. From royal event invitations to Diana's dresses, this is a very...continued

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The collection includes:

  • An elegant dressing room display featuring nine of Princess Diana’s dresses and gowns

  • Designer-signed fashion sketches of Diana’s famous gowns

  • Handwritten letters and notes from Princess Diana and Prince Charles

  • Personal photographs of Prince Charles and Princess Diana

  • The hand-carved wooden bench that Prince Charles gave Diana as a wedding gift

  • Wedding items include the seating chart, invitations, “thank you” notes from the royal family and more

  • Recreation of Diana’s wedding bouquet

  • Listen to recorded messages that Diana left to her friend and confidant Simone Simmons

  • Doll collection recreating Diana’s many looks and styles

One of the highlights of Diana: Legacy of a Princess is the “Dress Room,” which consists of nine dresses that Princess Diana wore, including the a delicately beautiful pale floral-print silk taffeta evening dress that Diana wore to Australia’s bicentennial celebration in 1988, a ball gown that she wore to the America’s Cup Ball and a jeweled evening gown that Diana wore to a Red Cross event. Stunningly displayed and featuring a story behind each item, these iconic dresses have transcended pop culture becoming historical artifacts of the beloved princess.

Diana: Legacy of a Princess, a Royal Exhibition is divided into three distinct sections: The Royal Family, Princess Diana and Diana’s Legacy. In the Royal Family exhibit, guests will get an inside look at Queen Mary (for whom the ship was named), as well as King George, Queen Mother Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth II, through personal documents, letters, newspapers, royal memorabilia and more.

Diana’s legacy lives on in her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Since marrying Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William’s popularity and presence has soared as they’ve become the most discussed royal couple since Princess Diana and Charles. Included in this stunning display is the see-through runway dress she wore in 2002 while a fashion student and a replica of the elegant blue dress she wore when her engagement to Prince William was announced.