MAY 30 1985 Princess Diana arrives in Twerton, Bath, amidst a gust of wind blowing up her skirt, to visit the Royal National Institute for the Deaf at the Poolemead Centre
At the end of her visit, The Princess gave the above signed photograph to the then Principal of Poolemead Centre for the Deaf, Twerton, and dated it 31 May 1985.
30 MAY 1993: LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM – Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales attend a commemoration service that marked the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. The couple traveled from the royal yacht Britannia, moored at Liverpool’s Pier Head, to the world’s largest Anglican Cathedral for the ceremony honoring those who fought in the World War II maritime battle from 1939 to 1945.
Sadly, it also marked their first and last official appearance together since agreeing to separate on December 9, 1992.
Diana was resplendent in a nautical navy blue and white Catherine Walker suit which was constantly whipped by the wind as she held on to her matching hat and skirt! She wore coordinating navy hosiery and shoes and despite the pending divorce, appeared cheerful while she happily engaged with the crowds waiting to meet them.
The Prince And Princess of Wales- 29th May 1984 visiting the Duchy’s Street Farm Workshops near their country residence, Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. First She Changed His Hairdresser Now It Seems That Princess Diana Is Having A Dramatic Effect On Her Husband’s Suits. Thanks To Her Influence, Charles Now Wears The Right Suit For the Right Occasion as seen above. Instead Of His Traditional Choice Of A Dark Pinstripe Suit Prince Charles Stepped Out Yesterday Wearing An Informal And Fashionable Lightweight Tweed Suit That Was Exactly Right For The Countryside Setting Of Highgrove as they visited the Duchy’s Street Farm Workshops on 29 May 1984. Fashion Experts Will Note The Distinct Fifties Cut Of The Suit – One That Is Rapidly Becoming High Fashion – The Previously Almost Obsolete Ticket Pocket The Slightly Exaggerated Shoulders The Extra-wide Lapels And The Baggy Trousers Complete With Turn-ups. Not Only That But Charles Has Foresaken His Brogues For Loafers. The Princess Looking Elegant in The Fifth Month Of Her Pregnancy Wore A Red and White Striped Silk Dress by Catherine Walker With A Light Wool Coat And Red and White Striped Shoes. Above is the couples’ 1984 Duchy of Cornwall Christmas Card photo showing Diana and Charles as Duke & Duchess of Cornwall at the Duchy’s Street Farm, Highgrove in May 1984. I personally own this card which is embossed with the Duchy’s insignia on the front. Not many photos acknowledging Diana as the Duchess of Cornwall exist. This title is now held by Camilla. The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate which funds the public, charitable and private activities of The Prince of Wales and his family.
The Duchy consists of 53,408 hectares of land in 23 counties, mostly in the South West of England. The Duchy estate was created in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward, and its primary function was to provide him and future Princes of Wales with an income from its assets.