Princess Diana was one of the most pictured women in the world! In the 80’s and 90’s every move she made was documented by paparazzi.
While it does seem like she was always in the spotlight, we have collected some rare pictures that give a more intimate look into her life.
The following images portray a very special side of Diana before her life came to an end.
In 1994, Princess Diana, hit the slopes in Austria with her sons William and Harry. This picture was taken when Harry was only 9.
Ring the Bells
There was a lot of controversy around Diana’s wedding details. She chose her engagement ring from a catalog. Most royal engagement rings are custom designed. It consisted of 14 solitaire diamonds around a 12-carat sapphire set in white gold from a Garrard jewelry collection catalog. When she passed away it was passed down to Kate Middleton.
Diana was so nervous that when she made it to the altar she called her future husband by the wrong name! She called him Philip Charles Arthur George instead of just Charles Philip!
Designers of Diana’s 25-foot train didn’t consider how difficult it would be to walk in and it ended up causing some problems on the wedding day. The dress and its train ended up being a little-crushed inside the carriage. There were visible wrinkles on her dress.
Tiara in Training
Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, comments that her elaborate tiara gave her a headache! During an interview, he said, “In the evening we all went to a sort of semi-private party and she was there and she seemed incredibly relaxed and happy and I just remember she had a cracking headache too because she wasn’t used to wearing a tiara all morning.” Regardless, Diana wore the Spencer Tiara, which had been in Diana’s family for almost a century.
It wasn’t always smooth sailing for these two, there was some trouble in paradise from the start. For example, in 1981, when their engagement was confirmed, a reporter asked the two if they were in love. Diana said, “Of course,” while Charles said, “Whatever ‘in love’ means.”
The press was desperate to sneak some pictures of Diana’s dress. They ripped up sketches after showing them to Diana just in case nobody would sneak in and take a peek. They also installed a safe in their studio to keep the designs safe and in secret.
The couple received incredible gifts. The Reagans sent the royal couple an engraved Steuben glass bowl and also a handmade porcelain centerpiece! Both were truly spectacular. They also got a special whiskey from Scotland, a matching diamond and sapphire watch, and even 100-year-old silk mittens!
A hidden secret was revealed after the couple tied the knot. They were distant cousins! Both Diana and Charles were 16th cousins once removed as they were both descendants of Tudor King, Henry VII.
They took off on a cruise on the Mediterranean for their Honeymoon. However, when a conversation between the couple was revealed this is what they heard, “The honeymoon was a perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep…”
A Hidden Gift
Charles gave Camilla a bracelet with G and F inscribed on it. Diana only noticed this later.
Entering The Car
This picture of Diana was taken in 1980 before she became royalty.
Lady Diana was a well known humanitarian she visits landmine victims in Angola in 1997.
Harry is doing his signature movevsticking out his tongue at the crowds surrounding Buckingham Palace.
In this picture, you see Raine Spencer with her stepdaughter, Princess Di. The media dubbed her a “wicked stepmother” due to her tumultuous relationship with Diana before she died.
On The Boat
This photo was taken just days before Princess Diana’s life sadly came to an end. She is seen with her new beau, Dodi Rayed. He is the son of an Egyptian billionaire! The couple just finished a vacation in the south of France just days before the car crash that ended Diana’s life occurred.
On The Beach
Princess Diana looks like she is having the time of her life and is enjoying a summer of fun on the beach! We just love her animal print bathing suit. It is super cute!
The People’s Princess
Princess Di was often referred to as “The People’s Princess,” due to her humanitarianism. What an incredible role model!
Princess Diana is looking really summery here! We totally love it! She was visiting the Alice Springs in Austrailia’s Northern Territory.
After William Was Born
In 1982, shortly after the birth of their son, Prince William, the royal couple share a moment out in the public eye.
One of the most famous photos of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace shortly after they announced that they were engaged. The date is February 24th, 1981.
Princess Diana made jaws drop when they saw her walk out with a magnificent train.. and 22 feet long!
Tying The Knot
Their big day finally arrived, this picture was taken just before they walked down the aisle. Diana’s dress was so difficult to walk in but she looks like she did a great job to us.
Following the ceremony, the couple greeted their fans. The whole world wanted to be part of the experience. This was the first time the public saw them as a married couple.
This photo was taken to capture the intimate kiss they shared, they got such a beautiful photo of their first kiss as a married couple.
This portrait was taken at Kensington Palace on October 6th, 1984.
Princess Diana spends great quality time together with her family.
Here is the cutest picture of Diana you probably have not seen. Teenage Diana Spencer is photoed with her pet pony Scuffle. She loved this pony as a child.
This image was taken on August 4, 1982, just minutes after Prince Williams’s christening. They gathered together for a beautiful group shot.
Parade In A Land Rover
This photo is extremely rare and most people haven’t actually seen it. Princess Diana is so friendly and even speaking directly to one of her followers!
The happy couple are pictured on February 1, 1983 with their baby son Prince William on display in Kensington Palace. Princess Diana is so beautiful.
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