~ PLUS OUR QUEEN MARY EXPERIENCE ~
In memory of the day Princess Diana passed away I thought this might be a good day to share some of my photos from last Sunday when we visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA to visit the Princess Diana Exhibit and enjoy a Windsor Tea.
The exhibit was wonderful and the history that they shared through the years of the Royal Family was fascinating. They had so many letter, newspapers, personal items, royal invitations, etc. and I enjoyed them immensely.
You were not allowed to take any photos at all and I respected that request. It was a pleasure to also see so many of Diana's things on display. Letter's that she wrote, she was very big on sending out Thank You notes and some really funny cards to her friends. A park bench was on display that was given to her and Prince Charles. I did find a photo of it online and you can see the C & D on the back.
Seeing several of her dresses was a big thrill of mine too. They were so pretty. I can't imagine having clothes tailor made just for me! There was also many collectible dolls on display with her outfits on them. Many of the items on display come from personal collections that are on loan to the exhibit. We spent about 1 1/2 hours in the exhibit.
We walked around the ship a little bit and I of course went through the gift shops. Guess what....I didn't buy anything. That's got to be a first. I am really getting better at not buying things because I know how many things I have to get rid of when we downsize.
Then it was off to the Tea Room for our 2:15 pm reservation for the Windsor Tea Experience. This was so awesome, I enjoyed each moment of it. I had a White Ginger Pear tea that was excellent. (Tea Forte) The tea sandwiches, scones and desserts were delicious.
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We had a lovely table at a window.....
When we were driving home I was thanking Mark for taking me and I just broke into tears. It was exactly how I had hoped it would be and very high on my list of one of the best day's of my life.
July 1, 1961 - August 31, 1997
This is my personal photo from the day of her funeral when I watched it on TV. I also attended a memorial service at one of our local churches which helped me to feel like I honored her in a special way. I will never forget how I felt when I had heard about her death.......