As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death approaches on August 31, some of the late royal's most prized possessions will go on display at Buckingham Palace. The exhibition, which will be unveiled to the public at the summer opening of the State Rooms on Saturday, July 22, features Diana's desk from her sitting room at Kensington Palace, surrounded by a number of items carefully selected by her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.
VIEW GALLERY An exhibition in honor of Diana will open at Buckingham Palace on July 22
Among the items in the installation are private photos, a wooden school tuck box and typewriter that Diana used as a child, in addition to a pair of ballet shoes and a case of cassette tapes owned by the Princess, showing her love for genres and artists from classical opera to Diana Ross, Elton John and George Michael.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is the desk that Diana used in her sitting room at Kensington Palace. The Princess of Wales' sons carefully selected a number of the items on or around the desk to show their mother's commitment to duty and to share their personal memories of her.
VIEW GALLERY Princes William and Harry selected many of the items for display
The exhibition will be on display in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace from July 22 to October 1. Meanwhile, there are a series of tributes to celebrate Diana's life during the 20th anniversary year of her tragic passing. For example, visitors can see the White Garden at her Kensington Palace home, where her sons William and Harry now live. The outdoor space is filled with white flowers and foliage inspired by memories of Diana's life, style and image. In another homage, Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer hosted an exhibition in honor of one of his late sister's philanthropic legacies, the Diana Awards, entitled Walking in her Shoes, at the family home in Althorp.
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