24 MAY 1984 PRINCESS DIANA DEBUTS HER NEW FORD ESCORT AT A POLO GAME WITH ESTEE LAUDER, SMITHS LAWN WINDSOR

imagePrincess Diana chatting with Betty Kenward, British society columnist for Harpers and Queen and the Daily Telegraph at the time, during a Polo match at Smiths Lawn, Windsor.  On her right is Estee Lauder cosmetics founder, Mrs. Estee Lauder, 24 May 1984.  Mrs. Lauder, who owned a home in London, was a friend of the Princess’ and had attended numerous functions with her in London during her lifetime.
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The Guards Polo Club is based at Smiths Lawn, in Windsor Great Park, which is thought to have been named after a game keeper at the time of the Restoration in the 17th century. The Club has ten polo pitches on 53 hectares (130 acres) with stables, paddocks and training facilities four miles away at Flemish Farm. The Queen and Prince Philip opened a new, purpose-built clubhouse and Royal box in front of a selection of club members at Smiths Lawn on Sunday 26 April 2009.

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The white mohair jacket, one of her early fashion staples, is by Jasper Conran.image image imageAnd, she appeared at the polo game with her new Ford Escort that day.
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With Major Ronald Ferguson, below, Sarah Ferguson’s father, and the detective at the far right is Tony Parker.

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