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20 Stunning, Rarely Seen Photos of Princess Diana

Got Princess Diana fever? You're not alone. The Princess of Wales is still on the mind—and in the hearts!—of many.

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Family picnic with her teeniest prince charming

August 31, 2020, marks the 23rd anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. Her sons, Princes William and Harry, have helped keep her memory alive in many ways, including helping to produce a documentary released for the 20th anniversary. We think the best way to keep her memory alive is to celebrate her life, and these powerful photos do just that. Don’t miss 21 more candid, rarely seen photos of the British royal family.


Belle of the ball

In 1995, Princess Diana paid a visit to the White House and naturally stunned in a dark blue Victor Edelstein gown. Even though she danced with actor John Travolta, all eyes were on the former ballerina; she was the one with the groovy moves. Learn the true story behind Princess Diana’s famous revenge dress.


The unconditional love between mum and son

No one questions the Princess of Wales’s unconditional love for her sons, Princes William and Harry, and this photo just proves it. Whether they were apart for a few days or a few months, the look on her face says it all. She couldn’t be happier! Here are some more rarely seen photos of Princess Diana with young Harry.

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A jolly good time with her favorite lads

In 1993, the royal family let loose with a trip to Thorpe Park, where Diana rode along on the amusement park rides with her sons. Put your royals knowledge to the test and see if you can identify the British royal by their childhood pictures.

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Forever fashionably chic

Princess Diana speaks with Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sister, while waiting at Victoria State for the state visit of the Italian president. Soon, women around the world would mimic her impeccable fashion sense. You can steal these style tips from Princess Diana too.

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Belly-aching laughs with her sisters

The camera caught Princess Diana in a rare moment of pure joy while leaving the Royal Opera House in 1995. Her sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, must have been in on the joke, too! Unfortunately, Diana’s relationship with her sisters was actually somewhat tumultuous—learn the truth about it.

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Pretty in pastels

All of the royal women donned pastels for the annual Trooping the Colour parade in 1992. As they stood on the balcony in this photo, they watched the British Royal Navy fly past. Learn why Queen Elizabeth wears bright outfits all the time.

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The real-life Cinderella

In her white and pink strapless evening dress, the Princess of Wales was the belle of the ball during the 1988 British royal tour of Australia. Prince Charles obviously couldn’t take his eyes off of her! By the way, this is what really happened between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

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Bicycling with the boys

A family bike ride while on holiday in the Scilly Isles inevitably turned into a photo shoot for the young royals. Since family outings like these were rare, Princess Diana soaked up the time she could spend with her boys. Here are some more photos of Princess Diana with William.


The wee cops of England

Princes William and Harry got to dress up as their heroes—police officers—for a day. Diana supervises from the background—most likely to make sure they don’t take off on that motorbike! Check out even more fascinating facts you never knew about Princess Diana.

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The Brits in their beige power suits

Princess Diana and Prince Charles knocked their iconic power couple image out of the park during their visit to Cameroon in 1990. It’s just proof that beige doesn’t have to be bland! These are the 8 royal rules Princess Diana changed for good.

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Hitting the slopes

The royal couple was just getting ready for their ski vacation of 1984 in Liechtenstein when they posed for this photo. Diana’s effortless and sporty outfit proves she could look cool no matter what she was doing. What’s not cool are the 9 things Princess Diana lost after her divorce with Charles

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Looking fresh as a daisy

This photo of the late Princess of Wales from 1993 shows her looking as fresh as that bouquet of flowers. Next to her is Jenny Bianco, Lord Mayor of Westminster. Here, they were photographed at Centrepoint, an organization that provides housing for homeless youth in England and throughout the United Kingdom. Check out these photos of Princess Diana’s most iconic fashion moments.

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An intimate chat with the “People’s Princess”

Just a few years before her tragic accident, Princess Diana visited Sylvia Killick, the only woman resident at the time at the London Lighthouse, a center for people with AIDS. Stop falling for these 12 “facts” about Princess Diana that just aren’t true.

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Sailing the ocean blue

Despite the safety features of those bright orange life vests, the Princess of Wales would rather not have the vests clash with her powder blue suit jacket. Even when traveling by sea she looks stunning! This could be why we’re still so fascinated with Princess Diana.

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A Happy Christmas fit for a princess

When you’re a part of the royal family, there is no such thing as tacky Christmas sweater photos. Here we see Princess Diana with her boys, William and Harry, in their Christmas day best in 1994. Get a look at some rarely seen royal family Christmas photos!

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First one to the finish line gets to be a princess

If anyone could look good mid-action, it would be Princess Diana. She was the only fashion icon who could get away with wearing dangly earrings, a cardigan, and a skirt during a field race. Having short hair probably also helped in that race, too. This is the full story behind Diana’s iconic haircut!

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Powder blue to brighten up those gray skies

Even if the skies weren’t blue, Princess Diana never let gloomy London fog put a damper on her outfits or her attitude. Plus, she could never look bad holding the hand of the young Prince Harry. Here are the 20 times Meghan Markle and Princess Diana basically wore the same outfit

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Embracing different cultures

While visiting Noorpour Shahan, a small village in Pakistan, Princess Diana wore a traditional garland over her light pink and blue-trimmed skirt suit. She always managed to respect all cultures and people no matter where she was. These are the 10 conspiracy theories that still surround Princess Diana’s tragic death.

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She even makes plaid look couture

If you thought that long plaid skirts were reserved for Catholic schoolgirls, think again. This rare photo of Princess Diana in the 1980s shows how she always took fashion risks. Learn the 9 secrets about Princess Diana we didn’t know until after her death


Confidence was her best accessory

Subtle accessories like a pearl necklace, scarf, and woven wicker basket tote bag are what proved Princess Diana to be a style icon for every generation. Learn some things we still don’t know about Princess Diana’s death.

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The sweetest giggle

They say laughter is the best medicine and looks good on everyone. We wonder what made Princess Diana giggle in this rare photo of her from the ’80s! Next, have a look at never-before-seen photos of Princess Diana and Princes Charles on their wedding day.