We spent a morning at Kensington Palace earlier this week. Another glorious early September day in London.
I wanted to visit the palace again and see the new Fashion Rules exhibition.
New this year, the exhibition of dresses from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret, and Diana, Princess of Wales has proved to be very popular.
The workmanship and style of the dresses was amazing. It was fabulous to see the craftsmanship of the garments up close.
It really did recall a specific time vividly through fashion.
A past era, revisited in cloth and color and style.
The Diana, Princess of Wales display featured five gowns that looked so familiar from past newspaper photos.
And outside the palace, the golden gates on the south side were decorated with notes, clippings and floral tributes in memory of the princess. It was the anniversary of her death on August 31st, and there were reminders throughout London.
Kensington Palace had been her home where she raised her boys, so here more than anywhere there were thoughts of her life.
Even across the street from the palace road, a cafe helps keep her memory alive.
And then there is the future, celebrated at this same cafe Diana herself used to pop in to for a cold drink.
The line of a tradition carries on.