Portraits of a Princess
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.
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.
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.