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The Real Princess: A Look Inside Diana’s Life Aboard Queen Mary 2
Explore the tragic story of Princess Diana with those who knew her best, including her personal bodyguard, on this transatlantic learning adventure from New York to London.
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Program No. 22613RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

A princess. A mother. The “Queen of Hearts.” Princess Diana will always be remembered and forever shrouded in mystery. Explore the fascinating and tragic story of the Princess of Wales with those who knew her best on this transatlantic voyage. Embark Queen Mary 2 and join former Royal Protection Officer Ken Wharfe, Diana’s personal bodyguard, as we go behind the scenes to understand a beguiling world of glitz, glamour and intrigue. Get to know not only Princess Diana the beloved public figure, but also Diana Spencer, the real woman behind the title.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Up to 2 hours walking and standing. Some stairs in historic buildings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the real Princess Diana as her former body guard Ken Wharfe recounts his time with the Royal Family during a series of lectures.
  • Go behind the scenes at historic Kensington Palace, Diana’s home for 16 years.
  • Explore the lives of the British monarchy with renowned journalists, photographers and the people who knew the Royals best.
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Ken Wharfe
Ken Wharfe is the SAS-trained officer chosen to head up the security for the Queen’s grandchildren, heir apparent Prince William and Prince Henry. He served as personal protection officer to the Princess of Wales and was appointed to oversee the internal security at Princess Diana’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. He was honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and made a Member of the Victorian Order. His book, “Diana: Closely Guarded Secret,” is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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