MAN ABOUT TOWN: DIANA THE LEGACY OF A PRINCESS

DIANA LEGACY OF A PRINCESS:  A ROYAL EXHIBITION

June 16, 2012 – Present

Remembered for her charm, compassion, timeless beauty and classic style; Princess Diana continues to be an icon of inspiration to millions of people worldwide.  “Diana: Legacy of a Princess” showcases a priceless collection of evening gowns, dresses, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other cherished memorabilia associated with Princess Diana and the Royal Family.

Diana: Legacy of a Princess sprawls over 13,000 square feet of the Queen Mary’s Sun Deck and chronicles Diana’s private and public life from her days as a student at university, to her engagement and historic marriage to Prince Charles, to her reign as Princess of Wales and her extraordinary charity work, to her untimely demise. This very personal and rare exhibit includes many never before seen items and offers a more in-depth and up-close look into the life of a Princess everyone thought they knew.

THE QUEEN MARY

1126 Queens Hwy

Long Beach, CA  90802

INFO: 877-342-0742 / http://www.queenmary.com/diana-collection.php  

DAYS / HOURS:

Monday to Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday to Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

NOTE:  Last entrance is one hour prior to closing.

ADMISSION:  

Royal Passport Adult – Adult Weekdays:  $20.95

Royal Passport Adult – Adult Weekends:  $34.95

Royal Passport Child – Child Weekdays:  $9.95

Royal Passport Child- Child Weekends:  $18.95

Royal Passport Includes:

• Self-Guided Ship Walk Tour (audio tour available)
• Entry to the Princess Diana Exhibit
• Queen Mary Story & Historic Exhibit 

PARKING:  Parking can be as much as $15, so make sure that if you have lunch at the TEA ROOM or one of the other restaurants, that you get a validation.  A parking validation can save you up to $10!

AUDIO TOUR:  There is no audio tour available.

THE GOOD:  This exhibit is so much more than a celebration of Princess Diana.  It is truly a royal exhibition with items from Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth (Mother and Daughter), Princess Fergie and Princess Kate. 

Highlights include: the “Diana” dresses and her handwritten letters, Wallis Simpson pink negligee, Princess Kate blue engagement wrap dress, and Princess Fergie’s beaded bridal gown featuring bumble bees and anchors.

THE BAD:  All of the dolls commissioned for Princess Diana look nothing like her and are embarrassingly bad.

THE UGLY:  Photography is not permitted in the exhibit which features the most photographed woman.

MY SCORE:  *****

(5 OUT OF 5 STARS)