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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host Princess Diana: An Intimate Portrait, a fundraiser featuring dinner, dancing, and diamonds, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Photo was originally printed in the book Portraits of a Princess: Travels with Diana by Patrick Jephson, all photos by Kent Gavin.
Photo was originally printed in the book Portraits of a Princess: Travels with Diana by Patrick Jephson, all photos by Kent Gavin.

Princess Diana’s only private secretary and author of Shadows of a Princess, Patrick Jephson, will provide an intimate portrait of Princess Diana and take questions from the audience. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, and the opportunity to purchase Princess Diana-inspired jewelry. After the presentation concludes, enjoy dessert, drinks, dancing, and live music by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra featuring Kelle Jolly. The event will be held at Jewelry Television headquarters in Knoxville. Tickets are limited.

Tickets start at $250 per person (which includes a $125 tax-deductible gift credit) and may be purchased online or call 865-974-2143 for more details. Sponsorships are also available and include an invitation to an exclusive pre-event reception on the rooftop with special guests Patrick Jephson, Diana’s private secretary; Tim Matthews, president and CEO of Jewelry Television; and Jefferson Chapman, archaeologist and director of the McClung Museum. Presenting sponsors include KaTom, Land Rover of Knoxville, and Pilot Flying J.

Event proceeds and museum memberships benefit the museum’s free educational programming for schoolchildren, families, and the community.

Jewelry Television is a leading retailer of fine jewelry and loose gemstones. Its headquarters is located at 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville.

Visit the McClung Museum website for more information about the museum and its collections and exhibits.

C O N T A C T :

Stacy Palado (865-974-2143, spalado@utk.edu)

Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921, cshteynb@utk.edu)