Kensington Palace is to be the new home of the clothes, jewels and home movies of Princess Diana, which have previously been on display at the Althorp Museum.
Althorp House was the home of the Spencer family and was where Diana lived before becoming a member of the Royal Family. Following her tragic death in 1997, the Spencer family opened an extensive museum in Althorp House as a memorial to reflect and celebrate her life and work.
The exhibition, which features more than 150 objects that belonged to Princess Diana, including her Emanuel Wedding Dress, is due to close next year having raised more than £1.2 million to help disadvantaged children around the world.
It has been announced that the Royal Family will put Princess Diana’s prized possessions on display at Kensington Palace when the Althorp Museum finally closes in August 2014.
Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, states that he is honouring his late sister’s wishes to look after her belongings until both her sons have turned 30 when her possessions should then be handed over to William and Harry.
Prince Harry reaches the 30 year old milestone next September, hence why the Northamptonshire-based exhibition will close and many of Diana’s cherished possessions will be put on display at Kensington Palace where Diana had lived until her death and where Prince William and his wife Catherine are also to set up home.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are still awaiting the renovations to be carried out in their new family home in Kensington Palace.