Princess Diana was one of the world’s most photographed women! In the 1980s and 1990s, paparazzi followed her everywhere. Her death shocked the world, and many blame the insane tabloid culture for her death. While it may appear that she was always in the spotlight, we have gathered a few rare photos that provide a closer look into her life. Take a look at the photos below to see a different side of Diana before she passed away.
Princess Diana, Prince William, and Prince Harry hit the slopes in Austria. This photo was taken when Harry was only nine years old! How adorable was he? This photograph was first made public in 1994. Aren’t they all cute in this picture?
A Whirlwind Romance
Although the media would have you believe otherwise, Charles and Diana didn’t really know each other before they married. The couple announced their engagement to the world after only twelve dates. They definitely looked good together in this image!
A National Holiday
The wedding of Charles and Diana was so lavish that it was declared a national holiday in the United Kingdom. On July 29, 2981, this holiday was observed. The wedding had such a positive impact on the citizens of the United Kingdom that they wanted to be a part of it. As a result, it was declared a national holiday.
Let Them Eat Cake
Their wedding was an extravagant affair. Are you aware that there were 27 wedding cakes in total? David Avery, the lead baker at the Royal Naval Cooking School, designed and made the official cake. A piece of the 33-year-old cake was auctioned off for $1,375 back in 2014.
Ring the Bells
The details of Diana’s wedding sparked a lot of discussion and debate. Did you know her engagement ring was chosen from a catalog? Most royal engagement rings are custom-made, but Diana chose hers from a Garrard jewelry collection catalog, which featured 14 solitaire diamonds around a 12-carat sapphire set in white gold. It was passed down to Kate Middleton after she died.
Diana was the first royal bride to defy royal protocol when it came to her wedding vows. Royal brides are expected to read traditional wedding vows in general. Diana, on the other hand, omitted the word “obey” from her wedding vows. This was a major story that even made the front pages of newspapers. When Kate and William walked down the aisle in 2011, they followed in her footsteps.
Wedding stress can be overwhelming for any bride, but it was too much for Princess Diana to bear! She appeared to be stressed, and it showed in her appearance. She began to lose weight in the weeks leading up to the big day, making it difficult for her to fit into her dress. She has had 15 extensive fittings to ensure that the dress is properly fitted. “Every time she turned up for a fitting, she had lost more weight,” noted Elizabeth Emmanuel in an interview. “We put it down to nerves. But it did make it incredibly difficult for us to get on with making the dress.” The morning of the wedding, she was sewed into the dress.
As the wedding date drew nearer, Charles began to feel nervous. In her book about Prince Charles, Sally Beddel Smith (royal biographer) claimed that Charles was still in love with his ex-girlfriend Camilla Parker-Bowers. His father pushed him to end his relationship with her and marry Diana. Smith claims that the Prince cried the night before Diana’s wedding. After Prince William and Harry were born, Charles rekindled his affair with Camilla in front of the entire world.
Just Like Cinderella
Designers were scrambling not only because of Diana’s gown but also because of something else. Diana is a little taller than most people, so she needed heels that were a little shorter. Clive Shilton, a cobbler, explained the situation., “Her main concern was that she wouldn’t appear taller than Prince Charles, and because she was very tall — 5ft 10in — the shoes would have to have a low heel.” Each slipper was very beautiful and detailed. Each one-of-a-kind silk slipper was embellished with 542 sequins and 132 pearls, as well as a “C” and “D” painted on the shoes’ hidden arch and a love heart.
Not only was Charles nervous, but Diana was so nervous that she called her future husband by the wrong name when they arrived at the altar! Instead of Charles Philip, she named him Philip Charles Arthur George!
Watched by Millions
Everyone wanted to be a part of the royal wedding since it was an international affair. About 3,500 people watched it live on the internet. It was broadcast in 74 countries and seen by a total of 750 million people around the world! The royal wedding is also the most-watched in history!
The Forgotten Kiss
The fact that Prince Charles was so anxious on the big day was obvious to everyone! In a traditional wedding, the bride and groom conclude their vows with a kiss, but Prince Charles was so nervous that he forgot! Millions of people applauded as the two kissed on the balcony!
Diana was much like you and me until she became a member of the royal family. She had a regular career and a regular life. She was also the first royal bride to have a source of income prior to her marriage. She was working as a kindergarten teacher’s aide.
Ex in Attendance
Diana was well aware of Charles’ feelings for Camilla, his former partner. Diana decided to attend the wedding after being invited. She did, however, refuse to make her attend the more exclusive wedding breakfast that took place prior to the wedding.
Diana’s 25-foot train was built without considering how difficult it would be to step into, and it caused some issues on the wedding day. The size of the carriage she would be riding in was unknown to the wedding gown designers. As a result, the dress and its train were a little squashed inside the carriage. Her dress and the train both had noticeable wrinkles as she left the carriage. Oh no!
Tiara in Training
Charles Spencer, Princess Diana’s brother, says her extravagant tiara gave her a headache! He said during an interview, “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.” Diana wore the Spencer Tiara, which had been passed down from Diana’s family for nearly a century.
These two didn’t always have it easy; there was trouble in paradise right from the start. There are several instances where Charles has expressed reservations about his marriage to Diana. A reporter, for example, asked them if they were in love when their engagement was announced in 1981. Diana remarked, “Of course,” while Charles said, “Whatever ‘in love’ means.”
Well, yet another wedding fails to add to the list. As Princess Diana was actually trying to dab some perfume on herself, she poured an entire bottle on her dress. It was her favorite Quelques Fleure perfume. This blunder left a mark on the princess’s gown, which she concealed with her hand and bouquet during the ceremony.
Since everybody wanted to be a part of this national holiday, security became a major concern. According to the New York Times, additional protection was added to ensure that nothing went wrong. According to reports, the security measures cost up to $110 million!
Of course, the press was desperate to get a glimpse of Diana’s gown. As previously said, she and the dress designers (Emanuel’s) took extraordinary security precautions while designing the gown. They tore up the sketches after showing them to Diana, just in case someone came in and peeked. In addition, they built a safe in their studio to keep the designs safe and confidential.
The pair was showered with lavish presents, which is unsurprising. The Reagans sent the royal couple a personalized porcelain centerpiece as well as an etched Steuben glass tray! Both were truly amazing. This was only one of the wonderful presents they got. They also received a special Scotch gin, a sapphire and diamond watch, and even 100-year-old silk mittens!
On the day of her wedding, Diana put on a happy face, but she was still sad. A secret video from Princess Diana’s conversation with her friend Peter Settlen was released in 2017. It shows her looking sad. She was seen on camera explaining her wedding day as “the worst day of my life.” She added, “If I could write my script I would have my husband go away with his woman and never come back.” She was referring to Camilla.
After the couple tied the knot, a dark secret was uncovered. They were distant cousins, and they were related! It turned out they were distant relatives! Since they were both descendants of Tudor King Henry VII, Diana and Charles were 16th cousins once removed. Isn’t that fascinating?
When their honeymoon arrived, it was the ideal chance for them to spend some much-needed quality time together. They went on a Mediterranean cruise. However, when the couple’s conversation was revealed, this is what they said. “The honeymoon was a perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep…”
Because of her wedding day nerves, many people thought Diana was quickly losing weight. New video evidence, however, suggests that there might be more to the story. According to reports, Charles remarked that Diana supposedly “set something off” in her. He grabbed her waist and said, “Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we?” Diana’s eating disorder was likely affected by this remark. Before her big wedding day, she officially went from a 29-inch waist to a 23.5-inch waist.
A Hidden Gift
Charles made a number of disrespectful remarks, which made it impossible for her to overlook his friendship with Parker-Bowels. Fred and Gladys were Camilla and the Prince’s nicknames for each other. Charles also gave Camilla a bracelet with the letters G and F engraved on it just weeks before the wedding. Diana didn’t realize it until later. It’s incredible that Diana even invited Camilla to the wedding, let alone that she wanted to!
Entering The Car
This photo shows Diana before she became a princess. It was taken in 1980, and she looks absolutely stunning! Just one glance at this photo and you already know that she is very beautiful, don’t you think so?
Lady Diana was well-known for her charitable work. We adored her because of it! In 1997, she was in Angola visiting landmine victims. It shows that she is very dedicated to helping the people and is also the reason we love her so much!
Certainly, Harry! He’s making his signature move here. Harry is seen sticking his tongue out at the crowds gathered around Buckingham Palace in this unusual photograph. They look very adorable in this picture, don’t they?
Raine Spencer poses with her stepdaughter, Princess Di, in this picture. Because of her turbulent relationship with Diana before her death, the media called her a “wicked stepmother.”
On The Boat
This photograph is particularly unusual. It was taken just a few days before Princess Diana’s tragic death. Dodi Rayed, her latest beau, is seen with her. He is the son of a billionaire Egyptian! The couple had just returned from a holiday in the south of France just days before Diana was killed in a car accident.
All About The Hair
When Princess Diana was alive, her hair was still a topic of conversation. Here’s a classic photo of her taken in 1988. She beams as she flaunts her new hairstyle at a Melbourne state reception. If you ask us, it’s an amazing hairdo!
On The Beach
Princess Diana seems to be having the time of her life and enjoying a summer of beach fun! Her animal print bathing suit is fantastic. It’s so adorable! One look at the picture and you can tell that everyone there is having fun!
Princess Diana was well-known for setting fashion trends. In this photo, notice her boots. She wore Hunter for years until it became a massive fad. They’re fantastic! Don’t you think so? If you ask us, she definitely rocked the boots very well!
With The Children
Princess Diana is seen holding Prince William at Kensington Palace in this rare photo. In 1983, this photograph was taken. Prince William was just 8 months old at the time, and there is no doubt that he and everyone else in the picture are adorable!
Trip To India
This is unquestionably a one-of-a-kind! It is the one and only Mother Teresa in the picture! In India in 1992, she could be seen holding Princess Di’s hand.
In this 1983 photo, Princess Di is on a royal tour of Australia. She is dressed in a stunning dress created by no other than Benny Ong! She looks very elegant in this white dress, don’t you think?
The People’s Princess
Because of her humanitarianism, Princess Di was dubbed “The People’s Princess.” Here is some evidence. We believe she was a fantastic role model for everyone! Her works still continue to inspire us up until today!
Diana is seen here at Thorpe Park with none other than Prince Harry. The date was April 13, 1993. As you can see in the picture, they were spending quality time and were enjoying the thrilling ride. A fun time indeed!
With The Car
This photo was taken several years ago. On June 16, 1981, to be precise, it was taken. Diana was photographed in Windsor shortly after the Ascot races finished. She looked very beautiful in the dress that she was wearing here, don’t you think?
In this unusual photograph, Diana appears to be very young and trendy. It was taken in West Sussex during a summer vacation in 1971. She looked so beautiful even at such a young age!
In this picture, you could see the most beautiful Princess of Wales visiting a hospital in England in the year 1989. We are certain that not a lot of people have seen this image before!
Elegant White Dress
Diana was on an official visit to Hungary in 1990 when this photo was taken. She is seen wearing a stunning Catherine Walker gown. She was a huge fan of the designer and always wore some of her incredible creations.
This is most likely Princess Di’s most well-known look. The epic “revenge” costume can be seen here. Christina Stambolian was in charge of the design. She wore this gown on the night in 1994 when Prince Charles confessed to being an adulterer. What a shame, but she did look fantastic!
When Princess Diana visited the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995, she wore another Catherine Walker coat, which we all think that it suits her very well! It looks very good on her, don’t you think?
Catherine Walker Suit
Catherine Walker looks stunning on Diana every time! Diana was on an official tour of the Gulf States in 1989 when this photo was taken. We believe that there aren’t enough words to describe just how beautiful Princess Diana looks!
In this photo taken in 1989, the entire Royal Family is seen attending an Easter service. The service was held at Windsor’s St. George’s Chapel. We all think that the red outfit suits her so much and looks very good on her!
Here is another picture of our beloved Princess Diana looking absolutely gorgeous while in another country! In this picture, she could be seen wearing a yellow outfit while in Spain. The picture was taken in Majorca, Spain, in the year 1987.
Here you see Lady Diana Spencer while she was visiting Bangkok. We really love this look on her! Everything from her hair to sunglasses to skirt is really unique and amazing!