Photos: Tiffany Shum
We had the opportunity to attend the opening night for the Canadian Premiere of “Princess Diana: Accredited Access” at Toronto’s Casa Loma.
The latest immersive exhibition to premiere in Toronto, the exhibit tells the story of the world’s most beloved Princess through an intimate new lens, taking guests on an experiential walk-through documentary of photography and art, narrated by Diana’s Royal Photographer.
While the audio component is not necessary to enjoy the exhibit, for us it added an additional layer of depth from world famous Royal Photographers, Anwar Hussein and his two sons Samir and Zak. As you wander through the exhibit, you’re guided through an elaborate 60-minute journey featuring six different themed sections: The Photography Dark Room, Growing, Glam, Crowning Glory, Humanitarian, and Unguarded. The Husseins collectively spent four decades working side by side with the iconic Princess and her family and reveal what they witnessed first-hand, both in public and private moments.
The collection is meant as a celebration of the life of Princess Diana and her emotional path as she modernized motherhood, revolutionized fashion and showed the world how to be human.
Tickets for the exhibit can be bought at www.casaloma.ca and are $30 Sunday – Thursday and $35 Friday – Saturday. VIP dinner packages for BlueBlood Steakhouse at Casa Loma are $235 plus tax and gratuity, including a prix fixe menu, with admission to the exhibit. Timed entry runs hourly from 5 PM; last admittance is at 9 PM for the (approximately) one hour program.