Princess Diana's wedding gown part of new local exhibit

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A new exhibit gives museum-goers a rare chance to see the wedding gown made famous by the late Princess Diana.

The Frazier History Museum unpacked the gown Wednesday morning.

It will be part of a new exhibit that examines Princess Diana's life.

The gown and its 25 foot train will be on display.

There are several misconceptions about the dress.

"It's a very light dress -- only 2 pounds. The tiara attached to the train was the most uncomfortable thing Diana had to wear that day," says art handler Graeme Murton.

The 7,500 square foot exhibit will feature nine galleries with 150 other items, including dresses, family heirlooms and rare home movies and photos.

It opens Saturday and runs through January 13th.

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