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Portraits of a Princess

Portraits of a Princess
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On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles wed in a fairytale wedding that would lead to Diana capturing the hearts of those worldwide. Before her marriage, motherhood, and life as an activist, Princess Diana was just as normal as the rest of us. Young Princess Diana spent time being a free spirit with friends and family, as the following photos show.

Following Princess Diana’s death, millions around the world watched her funeral and mourned the loss of the People’s Princess. Twenty-four years after Princess Diana’s funeral, Diana’s memory and legacy continue to live on. Below, we take a look at the girl and woman who became the Princess of Wales and went on to change the world.

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1962

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The Spencer family welcomed their fourth child, Diana Frances Spencer, on July 1, 1961, in Sandringham, Norfolk. In 1962, young Diana celebrated her first birthday at Park House where she was born.

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1963

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In a pram fit for a princess, Diana spent much of her childhood in Sandringham, where she spent time playing with Queen Elizabeth II’s two younger sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

1963

1963
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A young Princess Diana makes the “terrible twos” look delightful! “From the moment I met her and worked with the family, I saw she was helpful, laughing, exuberant, loved by both her parents, and the apple of her father’s eye,” Mary Clarke, Princess Diana’s former nanny, wrote in her book, Little Girl Lost: The Troubled Childhood of Princess Diana by the Woman Who Raised Her.

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1964

1964
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Practising for her future role as a mother, Diana spent time pushing prams and playing at home with friends and family.

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1964

1964
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Not only did she pull off her iconic haircut as an adult, but she also pulled it off as a toddler too! From a fringe to a bob, nothing was stopping Diana from taking on the world by storm.

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1965

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A young Lady Diana Spencer, looking just about ready to head out the door in her cute-as-a-button coat.

1967

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Lady Diana is seen here playing around with her younger brother, Charles Spencer.

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1968

1968
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While pictured here with her younger brother, Diana was actually the fourth child born to the Spencers. Diana’s siblings were Sarah, Jane, John and Charles.

1968

1968
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In the summer of 1968, Diana was just like your ordinary kid – ready to play in the sun at Cadogan Place Gardens in London!

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