Princess Diana or ‘Lady Di ‘was affectionately known for her compassionate and nurturing nature. She loved everyday citizens, always offering a hand to those around her. Rising to prominence on her engagement to King Charles, Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest, the world soon learned of her, spotlight in tail. Many believe that the cult following of the paparazzi is what pushed her to her early and untimely death.
People are used to seeing photos of the late Princess, however most of the time they come across as highly choreographed. The following images of Ladu Di are more candid, uncommon, and unique.
These photos show Princess Diana as the kind and compassionate woman we all grew to love
A ski trip with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Prince William proposed to Kate with his mother’s ring, with Kate Middleton inheriting the 12-carat sapphire ring surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds set in white gold which was originally ordered from a Garrard jewelry collection catalog. This was one choice that Princess Diana stand out from other British royals.
Princess Diana was so excited on her wedding day that she called her future husband Philip Charles Arthur George instead of just Charles Philip.
Princess Diana had a tough time adjusting to her royal duties
According to her brother Charles Spencer, Princess Diana had a hard time wearing the tiara at the beginning because it caused her to have terrible headaches. “In the evening we all went to a sort of semi-private party and she was there and I just remember she had a cracking headache also since she wasn’t used to wearing a tiara all morning,” he said in an interview.
As a result of a poorly planned 25 foot train on her wedding dress, Princess Diana’s dress was tremendously difficult to walk in, leaving it in a state when she entered the horse drawn carriage.
When interviewed after the engagement on whether the couple were truly in love, Charles replied, “Whatever ‘in love’ means,” to Diana’s “Of course.”
Princess Diana was hands-on in the planning of her wedding
The dress design papers were torn up after Princess Diana’s approval to avoid any leaks to the press.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana received rather unique wedding gifts, with the Reagans gifting them a handcrafted porcelain centerpiece and an engraved Steuben bowl. Other gifts were a pair of gloves made from 100 year old silk, a timepiece set with diamonds and sapphires and many other extravagant treasures.
The wedding day saw the couple exposed for sharing a common ancestor – Henry VII of the Tudors. This made them 16th cousins once removed.
A honeymoon where sleep was the real treat
When photographed on their honeymoon, a lip reader mentioned that it seemed during their conversation, the newlyweds said, “The honeymoon was the ideal time to catch up on sleep…”
Taken in 1980, before Diana became a Princess.
Diana on her trip to Angola in 1997 where she visited landmine victims.
With her son Harry, wearing matching outfits as he points out his tongue to the crowd.
Princess Diana pictured with her stepmother whom the media dubbed “wicked stepmother” because of her turbulent relationship with Diana.
Diana enjoys a holiday with her partner Dodi Rayed. She died just days after.
The Princess is having a blast at the beach while wearing an animal print bathing suit.
Fondly known as the ‘People’s Princess’
Dubbed “The People’s Princess” because of her love for her people, her generosity, and her big heart.
Pictured in Australia’s Northern Territory, at Alice Springs.
Accompanied by her husband, leaving the hospital after giving birth to her first son, William.
One of the most famous photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana taken at Buckingham Palace right after they announced their engagement on Sunday, February 24, 1981.
Charles and Diana first greet the crowds as a married couple.
Their first kiss as a married couple.
Family portrait taken on October 6, 1984, at Kensington Palace.
Prince William’s christening.
The princess lovingly addresses a supporter.
Photo of the happy couple and their son William.
In this particular image, the world unanimously agreed that Princess Diana was breathtakingly beautiful, which probably makes this the most beautiful photo of the late princess ever to be captured.
A mother, leader, and inspiration to us all, she will forever remain in our hearts.