By Maev Kennedy
On show will be luggage belonging to the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson as well as wooden panels from the Titanic
The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson once boarded the liner SS United States with 100 pieces of matching luggage bought from Maison Goyard of Paris. Next year, some of the cases, with his title stamped in gold, will cross the Atlantic again to feature in a major exhibition at the V&A devoted to the glory days of ocean liners.
Also making its first return voyage, on loan from a museum in Canada, will be one of the largest surviving decorative features from the first-class lounge of the Titanic, a spectacularly carved wooden panel found floating in the sea after it sank in 1912.