Rarely-seen possessions belonging to Princess Diana, including her music collection and ballet shoes, are to go on display at London’s Buckingham Palace to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. This includes a case of cassette tapes from the likes of Elton, George Michael, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Many of the objects were chosen by Diana’s sons Princes William and Harry “to reflect their mother’s commitment to duty and their personal memories of her,” the Royal Collection Trust stated.
Among the possessions in the show are a leather photo frame with pictures of family and friends, a burgundy leather briefcase, and her school “tuck box,” in which she used to keep treats while away at boarding school.
The tribute to Diana is part of Buckingham Palace’s annual summer opening, which also includes the exhibit Royal Gifts, which showcases over 200 gifts presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her 65-year reign. It opens tomorrow and runs through the first of October.