Lady Diana Spencer on her wedding day, 07.29.81
A nearly ghostly picture of Diana taken on February 24, 1981. It was on this day her engagement to Charles was announced, and a throng of people had gathered outside the Palace gates for the occasion. Here, Diana peers out for a look at the crowd.
February 24th, 1981: In a press junction, Diana and Charles announce the long awaited news that they are engaged. An interview followed the announcement, and this is what followed after the reporter asked the most obvious of questions.
Diana appeared on the cover of TIME magazine a total of nine times (shown here in chronological order), seven covers solely and two shared with Charles. The covers illustrate how, over time, the world became more and more enraptured and influenced by Diana, right on up until her shockingly sudden 1997 death. TIME also elected Diana as one of The 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century. [x]
Diana discussing her last day at the nursery school she taught at in a pre-wedding interview, 1981.
Princess Diana leaning over to console five-year-old Clementine Hambro, the great-granddaughter of Winston Churchill, after she bumped her head at the Princess’ wedding, 1981
by Patrick Lichfield
Charles kisses Diana’s hand at the Braemar Games near Balmoral, Scotland on September 5th, 1981. (+)