Princess Diana was absolutely one of the most pictured women in the world! Her every move was documented in the 80s and 90s by paparazzi. Her death took the world by storm, and many point their fingers at the insane tabloid culture. While it does seem like she was always in the spotlight, we have collected a number of rare pictures that give a more intimate look into her life. Enjoy the following pictures that show a very special side of Diana before her life came to an end.
Diana Spencer was anything but just a fairytale princess. While books and movies depict a glamorous and sparkling clean princess, Princess Diana was one to get her hands stuck in the mud of it all. Hundreds of thousands of people’s lives were touched by Princess Diana’s pure love for humanity and all that it includes.
The night that Princess Diana was killed in a horrific car crash in a Paris tunnel, the world was shocked beyond words. She, her companion, Dodi Fayed, and their French driver, Henri Paul, all lost their lives when their car veered out of control. There was a lot of blame thrown about following the tragic incident, with the majority of it being put on the ruthless paparazzi. Princess Diana was arguably the most photographed woman at the time, and journalists were receiving a fortune of money for every photograph they managed to snap.
Later, after a long and acrimonious investigation, the fingers were pointed in a different direction. The blood alcohol levels of their driver, who was also killed in the crash, indicated that he was over the limit. It didn’t make matters any better when it was discovered that he had been taking prescription medication that didn’t mix well with alcohol.
The night that Princess Diana’s life was taken, the world wept in unison. She was an advocate for the people, something that seemed to stand contrary to what the archaic royal family had seemed to stand for in the past. It was Princess Diana who brought her two children, Prince William and Prince Harry, out into the world beyond the privilege of the palace. She insisted on taking her children on public buses, into fast-food restaurants and out into public areas where the ‘real’ people lived. From visiting landmine victims in Angola to warming the hearts of AIDS victims in the heart of London, Diana was all heart.
Here you see the lovely Princess Diana, William and Harry hitting the slopes in Austria. This picture was actually taken when Harry was only 9! How cute was he? This picture was first released to the public in 1994.
Entering The Car
This picture reveals Diana before she was royalty. It was taken in 1980, and wow does she look elegant!
Lady Diana was a well known humanitarian. We loved her for this! Here she is in 1997 visiting landmine victims in Angola.
Of course, Harry! Here he is doing his signature move. In this rare picture, you see Harry sticking out his tongue at the crowds surrounding Buckingham Palace.
In this picture, you see Raine Spencer with her stepdaughter, Princess Di. The media dubbed her a “wicked stepmother” due to her tumultuous relationship with Diana before she died.
On The Boat
This photo is especially rare. It was taken just days before Princess Diana’s life sadly came to an end. She is seen with her new beau, Dodi Rayed. He is the son of an Egyptian billionaire! The couple just finished a vacation in the south of France just days before the car crash that ended Diana’s life occurred.
All About The Hair
Princess Diana’s hair was always a subject to talk about when she was alive. Here is a classic pic of her from way back in 1988. She looks happy while showing off her new hairstyle at a state reception in Melbourne.
On The Beach
Princess Diana looks like she is having the time of her life and is enjoying a summer of fun on the beach! We just love her animal print bathing suit. It is super cute!
Princess Diana was a notorious trendsetter. Check out her boots in this picture. Years before the brand Hunter became a huge fad, she wore them. We really dig them! Don’t you?
With The Children
In this rare pic, Princess Diana is gracefully holding Prince William at Kensington Palace. This picture was taken in 1983. At the time, Prince William was only 8 months old and so, so cute!
Trip To India
This one is a classic for sure! It is none other than Mother Teresa! She is seen here holding Princess Di’s hand in India in 1992.
Princess Di is on a royal tour of Austrailia in this picture from 1983. She is wearing a beautiful dress designed by Benny Ong.
The People’s Princess
Princess Di was often referred to as “The People’s Princess,” due to her humanitarianism. Here is some evidence. We think she was an incredible role model!
In this pic, Diana is visiting Thorpe park with none other than Prince Harry. When? April 13, 1993.
With The Car
This picture is from way back in the day. It was taken on June 16, 1981, to be exact. This picture was taken of Diana in Windsor just after the Ascot races ended.
Diana is looking very young and stylish in this rare picture. It was snapped during a summer vacation in West Sussex in 1971.
The beautiful Princess of Wales is visiting a hospital in England in 1989 in this rare picture.
Elegant White Dress
This picture was taken in 1990 when Diana was on an official visit to Hungary. She is seen showing off a beautiful Catherine Walker dress. She was a big fan of the designer and often wore some amazing pieces she designed.
This is probably Princess Di’s most remembered look ever. Here you see the epic “revenge” dress. It was designed by Christina Stambolian. She wore this dress the same night that Prince Charles admitted to being an adulterer in 1994. What a shame, but at least she looked amazing!
In 1995, Princess Diana sported another Catherine Walker suit when she arrived at the London’s Serpentine Gallery.
Catherine Walker Suit
Catherine Walker is just perfect on Diana every single time! This picture is from 1989 when Diana was on an official tour of the Gulf States.
Here you see the entire Royal Family while they are attending an Easter service in 1989. The service was held at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Princess Diana is looking just fabulous in Spain. This picture was taken in 1987 in Majorca, Spain.
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 are really unique and amazing!
This is one of Diana’s signature looks. Here she is wearing a classy white button-down shirt. It is so, so elegant we very much approve!
Princess Diana was on a trip in Gingham looking adorable at the time this picture was taken. It is from 1986. We especially like her pants, don’t you?
Looking Amazing As Always
Princess Diana is pure perfection in this picture. She is seen visiting the Royal Ascot races with Charles. Look at those hats!
Princess Diana is looking really summery here! We totally love it! She was visiting the Alice Springs in Austrailia’s Northern Territory.
Home Garden With The Kids
This picture is of the entire Royal Family! It was taken in 1986 when the family was at the Highgrove House.
Bruce Oldfield Dress
This picture is from a vacation Lady Diana took in Venice in 1985. Her dress was designed by Bruce Oldfield.
Dancing With John Travolta
This photograph is simply beautiful! Let’s just say that John Travolta must have been thrilled to have been able to share a dance with Princess Diana in 1985. This picturesque occasion was during her visit to the White House while touring America.
Attending An Opera in Milan
Now this Victor Edelstein dress is simply to die for! When attending an opera in Milan this is how the royals make an appearance!
Those captivating eyes, and that “teddy boy” look combined was a sight to see in 1984. Diana was visiting London, but it seemed that the city came to see her.
After William Was Born
In 1982, shortly after the birth of their son, Prince William, the royal couple share a moment out in the public eye.
Moments after entering the jet that would fly her off to her honeymoon in 1981, Princess Di smiles and waves to the crowds seeing her off.
Back in 1981
Always prepared to get her hands dirty, and her mind working. Princess Diana sports a tartan dress in style back in 1981.
The People’s Princess
As if she needed the jewels to make a sparkling impression at the Tate Gallery in London on July 1st, 1997.
One of the most famous photos of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace shortly after they announced that they were engaged. The date is February 24th, 1981.
My, how young they look! The newly engaged couple embark on their first trip together. This photo taken on March 9th, 1981, captures the pair on their way to a charity event at the Goldsmith’s Hall in London.
People were dying to see the dress that Princess Di would wear at her wedding. Jaws dropped when they saw the living angel walk out with a train that was so magnificent.. and 22 feet long!