3 JULY 1981 LADY DIANA SPENCER ATTENDS THE WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL AT WIMBLEDON WITH HER SISTER, LADY SARAH SPENCER

3 JULY 1981 LADY DIANA SPENCER ATTENDS THE WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL AT WIMBLEDON WITH HER SISTER, LADY SARAH SPENCER

imageLady Diana Spencer in the Royal Box at Wimbledon with the Duchess of Kent, watching the Women’s Singles Final between Chris Lloyd and Hana Mandlikova.  Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah Spencer also attended.
imageWIMBLEDON, England, July 3, 1981 — Chris Evert Lloyd, said she thought the omens were with her, winning her third Wimbledon singles title on this day in 1981, defeating Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia, 6-2, 6-2.
imageMrs. Lloyd’s surprisingly easy victory was achieved in only 60 minutes, before a capacity center-court crowd of 14,000 that included the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Lady Diana Spencer, the fiancee of Prince Charles, and Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s Prime Minister.

The victory capped a stunningly successful tournament in which Mrs. Lloyd swept all seven of her matches in straight sets, the first such clean slate by a women’s singles champion here since Billie Jean King did it in 1967.
image”I was determined to win it this year,” said Mrs. Lloyd, who was runner-up the last three years and who, at 26 years of age, was playing in her seventh final since she first played at the All-England Club in 1972. ”I know when I’m determined I’m still the best,” Mrs. Lloyd said. ”I proved it at the U.S. Open last year and I proved it here.”
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Lady Diana and the Duchess of Gloucester

Lady Diana and the Duchess of Gloucester

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2 JULY 1985 PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA VISIT THE OUTER HEBRIDES ISLANDS

2 JULY 1985 PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA VISIT THE OUTER HEBRIDES ISLANDS

imagePrincess Diana and Prince Charles in Stornoway, Lewis, Outer Hebrides during the start of their visit on July 2, 1985 imagePhotographer Jayne Fincher rented a plane, then hopped into a borrowed car so she could photograph Diana and Charles in 1985 in the Outer Hebrides. “When I caught up,” says Fincher, “Charles said, ‘Where have you been?’ ” imageAdds Jayne: “You don’t see Diana dressed like that very often. She looked so happy. It was pouring rain, but her makeup was perfect and un-smudged. I looked a mess, as usual.”

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Princess Diana at Kirkibost Pier, above, with the Revered Donald MacAulay on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebride

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imageThe Prince and Princess also visited the Arnish Fabrication Yard on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, wearing his and her protective hard hats for the tour of the yard.
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