Rare Photos Of Princess Diana You Haven’t Seen
During her adult life, Princess Diana was one of the most famous women in the world. Everywhere she went, people took her picture and, while some pictures of her are now iconic, there are a number of others that most of us have never seen. Below we have 20 rare pictures of the Princess of Wales:
20. Imperial Polo Match at the Guards Polo Club – 1981
Lady Diana Spencer watched her fiancé, Prince Charles, at the Imperial Polo Match at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor in 1981. She looked so fresh-faced in her beautiful pink dress. Even before she was a royal, she was already making a statement with her fashion.
19. Tennis Tournament in 1988
Diana participated in a tennis tournament in October 1988 at the Vanderbilt Racquet Club to raise funds for Birthright. Tennis player Steffi Graf was also there. Even though Diana didn’t win, she still looked really cute in her tennis attire.
18. At the Vatican in 1985
Princess Diana visited the Vatican with Prince Charles and met with Pope John Paul II during their tour of Italy in 1995. She looks like she’s in mourning with this lace black dress and lace veil, but she wasn’t the only person wearing all black for the meeting.
17. As a Bridesmaid in 1978
In 1978, Lady Diana Spencer was a bridesmaid at her sister Lady Jane’s wedding to Robert Fellowes. She wore this frumpy-looking bridesmaid dress, which is definitely not something the Diana that we remember would wear. Still, she looks really pretty!
16. Teacher’s Assistant at a Nursery School in 1980
Prior to her marriage to Prince Charles, Diana was a nursery teacher’s assistant at the Young England School in Pimlico. In this picture, she’s walking outside the nursery school while photographers try and get a shot of her. She seems to recognize that, as Charles’ girlfriend, the media is going to take a keen interest in her, but she doesn’t seem to be happy about it.
15. University College Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Opening – 1982
Princess Diana attended the opening of University College Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in 1982 in style. She looked lovely and sophisticated in this beautiful blue velvet dress, which she paired with a feathered hat.
14. Skiing in Klosters, Switzerland, in 1986
The British royal family has always enjoyed taking their winter vacations at the resort of Klosters in Switzerland, and in 1968, Prince Charles took Princess Diana on a skiing trip there. She looks like a natural on skis and knows just how to dress for the slopes!
13. St. John’s Ambulance Headquarters Centre, Australia – 1983
In March of 1983, Princess Diana was on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince Charles with their son, Prince William. In this picture, she’s at the St. John’s Ambulance Headquarters Centre in Alice Springs, Australia.
12. As a Baby in 1963
Princess Diana was the cutest little girl. She kind of looks like a porcelain doll with her ivory skin, blond hair and adorable little dress. She had said that her childhood was rather unhappy, but the one thing that can’t be denied is that the Spencer family made cute kids!
11. In Pakistan in 1996
The Princess of Wales visited Lahore, Pakistan, in 1996 so that she could help raise funds for Khans Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital. At the time, she was advised not to take the trip because of political tensions between Great Britain and Pakistan, but nothing ever stood between Diana and a good cause.
10. World Travel Market Opening – 1985
Her royal highness attended the opening ceremony of the World Travel Marketing in a white dress suit with red accents and a matching white hat. This is a good look on the princess. She looks stunning and sophisticated.
9. With Her Younger Brother in 1967
Diana was closest in age with her younger brother, Charles. As a child, he seemed to just adore her. Look at the loving way he looks her as she pushes him on a swing! These two are just precious together.
8. Dartmouth Royal Naval Military College Parade – 1989
In 1989, the princess was in military spirit in this red sailor-inspired outfit for the Dartmouth Royal Naval Military College Parade. Diana always knew how to make a statement with her clothes and this event was no exception!
7. At a Red Cross Center in Angola in 1997
Back in 1997, Diana traveled to Angola and walked through an active minefield to promote the campaign against the use of the landmines. Back in the 1990s, Angola’s countryside was littered with millions of landmines after years of civil war, and Diana was one of the few people to bring awareness to this issue. After walking through the minefield, she visited a Red Cross center and spent time with victims of the civil war.
6. Nottinghamshire Society for the Deaf – 1990
Princess Diana visited the Nottinghamshire Society for the Deaf in May 1990 to celebrate their centenary year. In this picture, she is demonstrating her sign language skills. She literally could do anything!
5. Visiting Project Rosemary in 1995
Princess Diana is pictured here visiting the Project Rosemary housing scheme in Toxteth Liverpool in November 1995. This was a big year for the Princess of Wales. Around this very time, she gave a tell-all interview to Martin Bashir about Charles’ extramarital relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Just a month later, Queen Elizabeth advised Charles and Diana to divorce.
4. Visit to Kuwait – 1989
Princess Diana visited Kuwait in July 1989 and she made sure to wear a number of great styles. When she arrived, she wore this blue and white striped Roland Klein suit with a matching hat by Philip Somerville. Doesn’t she look beautiful?
3. After Her Tour of Canada in 1983
In 1983, Princess Diana went on tour with Prince Charles in Canada and she made sure to do so in style. Here is she is at Heathrow Airport following the tour, looking as stylish as ever in this blazer with a polka dot dress.
2. Summer of 1968
This is Princess Diana during the summer of 1968 when she was visiting Cadogan Place Gardens in London. Even as a young girl, she was still stylish! She’s wearing a headband that matches her little dress! How cute is that?
1. Before Her Marriage to Prince Charles in 1980
Princess Diana was totally unknown before her engagement to Prince Charles. Here she is 1980 when she was just dating the Prince of Wales. She doesn’t look too happy about getting her picture taken, but that is definitely something she got used to with time.