30+ Photos Of Diana That The Royal Family Don’t Want You To See
We all love Princess Diana…
Princess Diana was labelled ‘The People’s Princess’ by Tony Blair, after her death. The name stuck in people’s hearts, and resonated with her down-to-earth and caring personality. She had it all: beauty, grace and elegance. And the nation’s heart was broken when we learned of her sad fate. Not to mention the inevitable heart break of her two young sons: Prince Harry and Prince William.
Her marriage to Prince Charles was marred with problems, and eventually they divorced.
Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris, 1997. It was an event that shocked the world, and many mourned for days over the Princess.
Here we take a look at some of the most iconic moments of her life in photos….
In 1995, The Princess sat down for an hour-long interview with Martin Bashir for BBC Panorama.
25. The infamous Martin Bashir Interview
We were eagerly awaiting the broadcasting of this interview, to see how Princess Di was behind closed doors…
She described the prince’s camp as the “enemy” and said that the monarchy was in desperate need of modernisation.
The lovely Diana
She admitted to an adulterous affair with her riding instructor, James Hewitt – shocking the entire nation.
However, she described her hurt at her husband’s relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The People’s Princess
Resultantly, we couldn’t help but feel empathy for the Princess, as she shared her darkest secrets.
24. Moments before death
This photo was taken in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris, France, moments before the car crashed and killed Diana.
They were being pursued by paparazzi on motorbikes, which many believe was a contribution to the crash.
The sad day goes down as a tragedy and many people were effected by the incident.
Shockwaves rippled through the entire world as news broke of the tragic car crash.
Still to this day there remains conspiracy theories in regards to her death, however the official record has it down as a heartbreaking accident.
This is one of the last known photographs of Diana, snapped at the Ritz hotel.
23. Diana as a young girl
This photo of a young Diana was taken outside Park House, Sandringham. She must have only been 3 or 4 years old.
It’s clear she would grow up to be a natural in front of the camera. Look at the way she dealt with them from such an early age.
Below is a picture of her a few years later, working a pose in front of the cameras.
Striking a pose
She must have had some sort of camera training from an early age as she was to be constantly in the lime light.
Below is one of her school photos from her very early years. She looks like such a happy young child.
School picture day
Next up is some more photos of Diana later on in her life when she had grown up.
22. Walking across a minefield
In January 1997 the world’s most famous woman, Diana Princess of Wales, called for an international ban on landmines.
She was visiting Angola where she caught global attention by walking through a live minefield.
Some years later, her son, Prince Harry, would come to do the same thing! Brave family!
Diana was no stranger to danger as she displayed with the bold and brave publicity move!
Diana liked to get involved with stunts that would make headlines, she was very controversial at times.
Here she is making sure she is fully protected, as anything happening to her would have been a disaster.
21. Diana and Freddie Mercury
Diana was good friends with Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, in the mid-1980s.
Basically Diana was close to anybody who was massively famous! She really was very sociable.
The pair are photographed together on many occasions, naturally as they were both huge stars in their own right.
Freddy had a soft spot for the Princess
Where did she find the time to form all of these amazing friendships in between her charity work and regal duties?!
Elton John attended her funeral and was in a very emotional way, showing how close the pair were.
Diana with Elton
Her love for music was well documented and she formed a close friendship with Elton John.
20. Diana in drag
Diana went to an infamous gay bar one night, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. It was a notorious hotspot for trouble.
She spent 20 minutes in there before leaving. And went to great lengths to gain entry.
Diana got dressed up in drag as a man and snuck her into the bar. She pulled off the look somehow.
Diana in her tux
You would have thought that the most loved Princess in the world would have no trouble getting into any bar.
However she was forced to go in disguise. Im not sure Diana got away with her disguise though.
Shirt and tie
She looks extremely smart even in a full mans suit. Diana could pull off any look!
19. Diana and the Queen
The Queen and Diana and quite a frosty relationship. Despite being two of the most influential women in British history.
Two British heroes
Diana sought help from The Queen about her loveless marriage. The Queen replied that she didn’t know what Diana should do.
They often wore matching attire and would usually attend a lot of functions together.
How good does the Queen look in the picture above, she looks so young and healthy.
The Queen is of course still going strong today and is equally as adored as Diana always was.
This photo is seriously iconic. The Royal family just after one of the Princes were born.
18. Diana with AIDS patients
Here is Princess Diana shaking hands with one of the residents of Casey House, an AIDS hospice, in Toronto, Canada.
She was so inspirational
In front of the world’s media, Princess Diana shook the hand of a man suffering with the illness.
She did so without gloves, publicly challenging the notion that HIV/Aids was passed from person to person by touch.
Diana loved her charity work
This was a huge thing at the time as nobody was quite sure what AIDS was.
Therefore Diana shaking hands with patients took away a lot of the stigma attached to the disease.
This is why she was so widely adored
She was a big supporter of AIDS charities. Along with a lot more charities, she was an inspirational woman.
17. Diana and Camilla
Here, Diana and Charle’s future wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, are snapped together at Ludlow Races where Prince Charles was competing in 1980.
A day at the races
Asked if she thought Parker-Bowles was a reason that her marriage broke down, she responded:
“Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
Camilla and Charles leaving the venue in a car below. Diana left the event alone.
Diana somehow always knew where the cameras were, and was rarely left caught off guard by them.
Here is Diana below sporting a long coat in winter, she had the most amazing wardrobe.
As stylish as ever
Diana hid her anger at the situation extremely well, and always came across well on camera.
16. Diana and Charles
In many photos, Charles is depicted as being much taller than Diana, however this is not true.
In fact, they were the same height. Some speculate this was an attempt to make Charles appear more masculine.
Here she is holding on to the baby whilst Charles touches her back in a nice photograph of the pair.
She still manages to look stylish in a polka dot green night gown. We all need some tips.
The fact that she always looked so flawless is the main reason why the media were so obsessive with the Princess.
What a lovely photo
Public displays of affection were fairly common for Diana, the world knew her as a loving person.
15. Diana alone on Dodi Fayed’s yacht
Before Diana died, she was dating Dodi Fayed, son of the man who owns Harrods (The megastore in London).
A rare bikini shot
There are many conspiracies surrounding Diana’s death, including one which said she was killed to stop her engagement to Dodi.
Sadly, he too was killed in the crash along with Diana. Which adds fuel to the conspiracy.
There was a media uproar when these photos of the Princess on Dodi’s yacht hit the press.
However she was a strong independent woman, so other peoples opinions were never going to alter her mind.
The best photograph ever taken?
Just look at this photograph. This is absolute perfection. We would all love a holiday photo like this.
14. Diana and the Princes
Diana was definitely the most hands-on Royal mother, and tore up the rule book when it came to Royal parenting.
Fun with the kids
She allowed the Princes to be modern children, allowing William to dress in jeans and taking them to McDonalds.
Here they are on a log flume at a theme park together. Before Diana you would not get this access to the Royal Family.
Such a lovely relationship
She regularly took photographs with the Princes, which they still cherish to this day.
Even memories like playing on a swing and slide set will live on strong in the memories of Harry and Will.
Playing in the park
Next we take a look at Diana relaxing on her holidays. A very rare and nice change from her parenting and charitable duties.
13. Diana on holiday
Diana enjoyed going on holiday, and had been in Greece with her good friend, Rosa Monckton, weeks before her death.
Another beach shot
She actually met Dodi Al Fayed whilst holidaying in the South of France. Maybe it was his huge yacht which caught her eye.
Here she is in the sea catching some sun. You rarely see this from any of the Royals today.
She was so popular due to the fact she was completely down to earth. She completed her Royal duties, but had fun in between.
Most of that is kept behind the closed doors of Buckingham Palace, so it was refreshing to see.
Relaxing on holiday
Here she is soaking up the sun in the South of France on Dodi Al Fayed’s yacht in her bikini.
12. Diana and family
Diana was the perfect mother. Charles used to be left by his mother, The Queen, for long periods of time.
Whilst she was away on official duties, he wouldn’t see her for months at a time. That must have been tough.
The young Princes were well looked after though, and when she returned from duties she ensured they had some fun times together.
With the Princes
Balancing her love of spending time with the kids and her determination to carry out charity works was a tough juggling act for Diana.
However, she would sometimes take some time off duties if she felt she had neglected the children for a few weeks.
As classy as always
The perfect family photograph set amongst the overgrown flowers, such a nice setting.
11. Diana on duty
Diana used to attend many events, including film premieres, balls, charity galas and other events.
She looked glamorous at them all, as always. You will struggle to find a picture of Diana not looking glamorous.
She liked to stay relevant in the social circles by attending events such as film premieres, which you do not see nowadays from Royals.
There is really no wonder why she was adored by the whole country, she opened up the lives of the Royals to the public.
If there was ever an opportunity to put on a black dress and get herself on the front of the tabloids for the right reasons, she was happy to oblige.
Having a natter
Here she is having a quick catch up with film stars including the legendary Tom Hanks.
10. Diana and charity
Diana was known for her charity work, and supporting causes that no other Royal had supported before.
Helping out in Africa
Here she can be seen with the victims of landmines. There are images above of her actually visiting the live landmines.
It is within the Royal Families duties to carry out charitable work, but Diana went above and beyond her duties.
She always had time for children
When Princess Diana did charitable work, you could tell she had a real desire for it and loved to help out wherever she could.
She also got behind a whole range of causes which the Royals hadn’t supported in the past, such as AIDS and the Landmines.
Putting in the overtime
Here she is having a chat with some young men in Africa. She looks deeply invested in her conversation.
9. Holidays with the boys
As well as enjoying holidays on her own, Diana loved taking the young Princes on holiday too!
This relationship was incredible
They particularly enjoyed skiing holidays, something which the Princes still do in the memory of their mother.
Perhaps they do it to revisited their own great memories of the Princess Diana, or perhaps they just enjoy it.
Fun in the sun
Almost every photograph taken of Diana with the Princes they all seem to be having the most fun ever!
I bet Harry and William loved their trips abroad with Diana! Below they are burying her in sand on a lovely looking beach.
Always time for a few laughs
It seemed like a laugh a minute! Below are some pictures of a younger Diana in her teenage years.
8. Teenage Diana
Diana was just seven years old when her parents divorced. But this didn’t seem to affect her too much.
Or if it did, she hid it from the media extremely well. Which will come as a major surprise to nobody.
Diana either had a great poker face, or she was in a constant state of happiness. What a woman!
She could have been a model
Diana lived with her mother in London during her parents’ separation in 1967, but during that year’s Christmas holidays, Lord Althorp refused to let Diana return to London with Lady Althorp.
Below she is wearing a very stylish hat in her teenage years. She was born to be snapped.
Loving the hat
Below you can see many of Diana’s public displays of affection. She was known to everybody to be a caring person and was not afraid to display these feelings.
7. Public displays of affection
Although Diana’s marriage to Charles was turbulent, there were occasions when the two seemed like the perfect couple.
A lovely PDA
Diana was always very comfortable in front of a camera, however this could not always be said about Charles.
He would often go red as if he was embarrassed when Diana was showing him affection publicly.
These two were super cute
The two may have had some rocky periods in their relationship, but it was clear that they were deeply in love.
At times they struggled to hold this back, and they constantly gave the paparazzi their money shot.
Never afraid to express her emotion
Here, Diana can be seen going in for the kiss at a polo match that Charles was taking part in. Lovely image.
6. Lonely Diana
The months leading up to her death, it is said that Diana was desperately insecure, often lonely.
Gathering her thoughts
She was estranged from parts of her family, and stalked by photographers. This got a little bit too much for the Princess.
She was so fearful of her safety she had confided to her own disbelieving lawyer that she thought she would be killed in a car accident.
Soaking in the culture
Tellingly, even her own private secretary, Patrick Jephson, who she trusted, doubted her conspiracy theories.
So when that night happened, this left many people shocked and this is why the conspiracy’s have such a heavy backing.
Some down time
It is only towards the end of her life that you started to see a much more mellow, sad looking Diana.
5. Diana and the baby Princes
Diana was the first person to give birth to an heir to the throne outside of the Palace. History maker.
At the airfield
When Princess Diana chose St. Mary’s Paddington for the birth of England’s future heir, it was considered rebellious.
A lot of the things she did were classed as rebellious to the other Royals, however she was strong minded and independent enough to follow her own thoughts and feelings.
Love at first sight
Look at the happiness written all over the faces of not only Princess Diana, but the new born baby.
The Prince seems to be having fun, sticking his tongue out cheekily for the cameras.
Tongue in cheek
Below we look at Diana’s fashion sense, and how influential she was in her era of fashion.
4. Diana as a fashion icon
In the two decades since her death, Diana, Princess of Wales, has ascended to the pantheon of the best-dressed women in history.
Stunning red dress
Diana developed a “very glamorous regal style” for overseas trips, for example, that paid homage to the host nation.
She often dressed for particular occasions, for example; she wore a dress emblazoned with gold falcons, an emblem of Saudi Arabia, during a trip to that country.
Handbag to match
Most men during Dianas time had a crush on her. Can you blame them? Look at her!
Below is another reason why she is looked upon as one of the best dressed women in history, flawless.
Matching dress and bag
Below we take a look at Diana and her school runs with the young Princes. Its hard to imagine that they Royals do the school run too!
3. Diana and the Princes’ schooling
Despite having people to do it for her, Diana insisted on dropping off and picking up the young Princes from school herself.
All dressed up
The boys went to Wetherby Preparatory School in Notting Hill, London. Diana would walk the boys to and from school every day.
Unless she was away on Regal duties or charitable work, but she would make sure she contacted them daily in that case.
Kids in uniform
How cute do the two young Princes look on this. I wonder whether William looked after his younger brother on the school playground.
Im not quite sure they would have attended a school in which the kids would have needed to look after one another though!
Taking the kids to school
Below is yet another collection of photographs taken of Diana looking absolutely stunning as always. Along with an amazing story telling you about how much of a great mother she was.
2. Diana looking amazing
Princess Diana definitely get’s a few extra ‘mom’ points for this one. This next story is spectacular!
When she found out that Prince William had a secret celebrity crush, she kindly invited her for tea.
It just turns out that his crush was a model. Yet, she wasn’t just any model. She was the most popular model of the day; Cindy Crawford.
How did she have the audacity to do this?!
Can you imagine your mother bringing a supermodel home to have tea with you because you had a crush on her/him?!
Can you imagine how shy poor William was when he got home and his lifelong crush was sat on his sofa?!
It shows the kind of person she was
Below you will find out how Diana helped keep her sons grounded and respectable children.
1. Diana’s life lessons
Diana taught her sons life lessons, and that they were not anymore special than anyone else.
The Princess with Elton
Diana once took her boys to a local pub. William noticed that they were being treated differently (better) than everyone else.
“Mum, are we special?”
The young prince asked. “Certainly, not! And, don’t you ever think that you’re more special than anyone else,” Diana responded.
This type of attitude really resonated with the British and World public. Because despite the fact everybody knew they were special, Diana wouldn’t let them act like it.
This is why both William and Harry are so respectable and popular with the public today, as they were brought up correctly by a brilliant mother.
A trip to the shops
This is just the kind of woman Diana was. A remarkable woman who dressed well, looked good and was extremely kind, friendly and charitable!
Rest in peace you beautiful woman!