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Princess Diana Legacy on Exhibit at Queen Mary

Published on: April 26, 2012

LONG BEACH, CALIF.–Most of us missed out on the royalty thing and were born into a life of average Joe or Jen. But it’s always fun to see what large sums of money can buy, made bigger than life by icons such as Princess Diana. Some of the legend’s popular evening gowns and personal artifacts are going on display in a groundbreaking event for Queen Mary ship (queenmary.com)  in Long Beach, Calif.  on June 16, 2012.

Visitors from around the globe who are expected to drop into the International City to see the exhibit (on display for a year and possibly longer,) won’t be just catching a glimpse of history, but will helping Princess Diana’s legacy. Known for her humanitarian causes, Diana traveled the globe, confronting issues such as poverty, lack of education, health and human rights.

The exhibition comes from the personal collection of Jess and Suzanne King, founders of Pink Ribbons Crusade non-profit charity, founded in 2000  to honor Mrs. King’s father, Dr. William Shields, a respected breast surgeon and the struggle of women everywhere when confronting breast cancer.

Suzanne King transformed her extensive personal collection of Princess Diana and royal memorabilia into the novel commemorative exhibit now destined for the Queen Mary. The collection itself has taken nearly three decades to assemble and has raised countless funds for various breast cancer organizations (dianadresses.org).

 

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