Rare Pics Of Diana Before She Was A Princess

  

When Princess Diana married Prince Charles, she became the most famous woman in the world; however, before their marriage, she lived a very aristocratic life, which made her fit to marry a prince. We have collected 12 pictures from before Diana was a princess. Check it out:

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12. At Park House, Sandringham – 1963

Princess Diana was born in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, and that’s where she spent a good part of her childhood. Here she is as a young child on the grounds of Park House in her pram. She looks absolutely precious!

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11. Meeting Grace Kelly – 1981

In 1981, Lady Diana Spencer met Grace Kelly for the first time at an event in London’s Goldsmith Hall. This was her first public engagement as Prince Charles’ fiancé. Princess Grace reportedly gave Diana some advice that evening about entering the British royal family: “Don’t worry dear – it’ll only get worse.”

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10. At the Young England School – 1980

Before marrying Prince Charles, Diana had a job at the Young England School in Pimlico as a teacher’s assistant. This was a pretty big deal. She was reportedly the first woman in British history to have held a paying job before marrying the heir to the throne.

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9. On her First Birthday – 1962

Princess Diana was just a year old in this picture. While she had said that her childhood was incredibly unhappy, there’s no denying that her family was quite privileged. Her father, Earl John Spencer, was a wealthy landowner and his family had been closely linked with the royal family for several generations.

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8. In Cadogan Place Gardens – 1968

During the summer of 1968, Diana visited Cadogan Place Gardens in London. This photo appears to have to be taken on what would have been her seventh birthday. She looks absolutely precious in this little red dress with a matching headband and a blue cardigan. Even as a child, she had style.

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7. Watching Prince Charles Play Polo – 1981

Prior to her wedding with Prince Charles, Lady Diana was already spending time at various polo matches watching her soon-to-be husband play. She looks so young and innocent in this picture – like she no idea how crazy her life was about to become.

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6. With her Younger Brother Charles – 1968

Princess Diana was closest in age with her younger brother, Charles, who was about three years younger than she was. Here the two of them are in 1968. Although it is hard to tell by the smile on Charles’ face, this was a rather unhappy time. Their parents had separated a year earlier and were going through an acrimonious divorce.

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5. In London – 1980

This picture is from 1980 when Lady Diana was first romantically linked to Prince Charles. She’s in London near her flat as she is being trailed by photographers. She already knew a thing or two about fashion with her red blazer and pin-striped skirt.

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4. On Holiday in Itchenor, West Sussex – 1971

Back in the summer of 1971, Diana went on a vacation in Itchenor, West Sussex. Here she is barefoot with a croquet mallet. Although she was never that inclined academically, she was reportedly really good at sports, including swimming and diving, and was skilled at ballet and tap dance.

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3. At Her Flat in London – 1980

Here is Princess Diana in September 1980. At this point, Prince Charles had already begun courting the 19-year-old aristocrat. This is a photo in Diana’s flat. She was clearly still figuring out her style. The big, puffy vest just didn’t go with the blouse and floral skirt.

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2. Bridesmaid at Her Sister Lady Jane’s Wedding

In 1978, a young Diana was a bridesmaid at her sister Lady Jane’s wedding to Robert Fellowes. She was just 16 years old in this picture. While Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles ended in divorce, her sister’s marriage is still going strong more than 40 years later.

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1. Fundraising Concert at Goldsmiths Hall

All eyes were on Princess Diana during her first public appearance at a fundraising concert at Goldsmiths Hall in London in 1981. In this photo, one can see the sea of photographers in front of her as she stands there in a beautiful black taffeta dress. It was just the beginning of what would be a very crazy life in the spotlight.

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