Special tribute to Princess Diana!
It seems this time special tribute will be given to late Princess Diana. London’s Buckingham Palace has unveiled an intimate tribute to Diana, the Princess of Wales, marking the 20th anniversary of her death. Yes, this time it will go like this only. On one of the palace’s state rooms, curators have carefully recreated a desk the princess worked at in her sitting room at Kensington Palace, complete with family photos, cherished items and music cassettes. She wrote letters here, read briefings and took care of other correspondence. It looks beautiful.
William and Prince contributed too
Many of the items shown on and around the desk were selected by her sons, William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. “It was chosen to reflect an aspect of Diana, Princess of Wales’ official duties. So the work that she would undertake at her desk before and after engagements,” said curator Sally Goodsir. “So, we have really tried to recreate her desk as it was in her sitting room at Kensington Palace. By using objects that she had upon her desk, and from memories that her sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have of her.
We have tired our level best to recreate her desk.”
Apart from this, desk features a leather frame which contains photographs of family and friends. There is also a case of cassette tapes and a radio reflecting her love of music, along with her ballet shoes, which is hung on the door of her sitting room at Kensington Palace.
Summer visitors to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will also be able to see a display of over 200 gifts presented to Her Majesty the Queen. Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997. Good sir was quoted saying, “It will be an important anniversary at the end of August, marking the 20th anniversary of her death.”
The tribute to Diana is a part of Buckingham Palace’s annual summer opening, which also includes the exhibit “Royal Gifts,” a special display of over 200 gifts presented to Queen Elizabeth during her 65-year reign.
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