Showing posts with label Princess Diana wallpaper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Princess Diana wallpaper. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Palace Renovation

Good morning, Everyone!

Another spectacular day on the island!  So much to do today!

I was planning to feature a small English folly this morning, but this story was in my inbox, so I thought I would share it.  (I'll post about the folly tomorrow.)

I have been a total Anglophile since I was a young girl......I love everything about England and couldn't wait for my first visit there. When I finally did, I made my way to Kensington Palace to see Princess Diana's dress exhibition.  (While there, I was also able to see the sewing room where so many of the fabulously detailed gowns had been made in the previous century.  The seamstresses would sew all night in dim light to produce the embroidered and bejewelled gowns of the time.  The conditions were not very good a century poor, in fact, that some of the seamstresses would go blind at a very young age.)

I was reminded of all that when I saw this feature about Kensington Palace's refurbishment this morning.  I knew Princess Margaret's former home at the Palace was being refurbished for Will and Kate, but I didn't realize the renovation extended to the Princess Diana display, among other things.

It's a wonderful tribute to Princess Diana and brought back so many memories of her too short life.

Diana was the most beautiful young wife and mother and I was fascinated with her every move.  When she and Charles were married, I was glued to the television and when they came to Nova Scotia soon after, I was there.  I read every article about them and remember every one of the occasions that are depicted in the    wallpaper below that's been designed in her memory.

I hope you enjoy as I have!  The watercolor sketches are all very whimsical.

The very shy newlywed still on her honeymoon
and being followed by photographers

A more confident Diana in her 30s

The famous wedding

The Mario Testino layout

New mom and baby Will

This was an early official night out for Diana and she fell
asleep during a performance - the Palace annnounced 
the next day she was 3 months pregnant

The engagement announcement

Sadness and depression have set in 

Diana's first official outing as Charles' fiance
Princess Grace befriended her at this event and her only advice
to Diana that night was that "it's only going to get worse"

Happier times?

To see more pics see the Daily Mail.

All images via Daily Mail