Princess Diana exhibition opening in Las Vegas with 700 original royal artefacts

One of the main attractions is a replica of the royal's wedding dress

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A new exhibition that celebrates Princess Diana has opened in Las Vegas on Friday, days after the 25th anniversary of her death in a car crash in Paris.

Princess Diana: A Tribute Exhibition features more than 700 original royal artefacts, including evening gowns and other personal items at The Shops at Crystals adjacent to the Aria Resort & Casino.

One of the main attractions is a replica of Princess Diana’s wedding dress, which was created by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Visitors can walk across the 7.6-metre-long train that’s protected under glass.

David Corelli, curator and producer of the exhibition, said the creators were inspired to offer guests packages for their own nuptials inside the Wedding of the Century room, which includes a full ceremony and a private dinner among the regal memorabilia.

“Vegas is the wedding capital of the world. There are 120,000 weddings that happen in the city every year, so here we have this amazing room celebrating the most famous wedding of all time with unbelievable artefacts surrounding you,” he said.

With an "intricate recreation of Diana’s wedding dress to a tee in an art piece", Corelli said, "We thought, 'Why not create one of those you can only get it in Las Vegas-type moments?’”

The exhibition doesn't only showcase Diana. There are also artefacts that connect to several royal family members, including Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry. There are even items connected to Queen Victoria from the 1800s.

Last summer, Princess Diana's wedding dress went on public display for the first time in more than 25 years, as part of the London exhibition Royal Style in the Making.

The gown, worn by Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles at London's St Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981, was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, and went on display at Kensington Palace.

Updated: September 02, 2022, 7:39 AM
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