Mon 20th March 2017
View Mario Testino's iconic collection of images of Diana at Althorp
Fifteen iconic images taken in 1997 by Mario Testino of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will be on display this summer at Althorp - family home of the Spencers since 1508, and the final resting place of the princess.
The photographs Testino initially shot for Vanity Fair turned out to be the last official portraits taken of the Princess before her untimely death the same year. Twenty years later, these images will be on display in their entirety in the exhibition rooms located within Althorp’s glorious, Grade I-listed, Stables. Visitors will be able to browse the exhibition alongside a reminder of Diana’s legacy and charitable works.
“I have always felt that Mario Testino captured the essence of Diana, quite brilliantly. These wonderful images made a huge impact on me when I saw them first, and revisiting them now, twenty years later, seems a fitting tribute to my beautiful, fabulous, sister.” – Earl Spencer
Previously shown at Kensington Palace in 2005, the original photographs now form part of the permanent exhibition at MATE – Museo Mario Testino - in Lima, Peru where a room is dedicated to a selection of images from the collection. The exhibition at Althorp this year will be the first time in twelve years that the entire collection will be on display.
The exhibition opens May 1, 2017 and runs until October 8, 2017 during House Opening days.
Entrance to this ‘Diana, Princess of Wales’ exhibition will be included in the regular Althorp admission ticket. For details of House Opening dates, and admission prices, please see their website.
Visitors are invited to make a voluntary donation to MATE should they wish to.