A CLOSE LOOK AT THE NEVER BEFORE SEEN WEDDING PHOTOS OF PRINCESS DIANA’S WEDDING

Lord Litchfield’s Never Before-Seen Photos From Princess Diana’s Wedding in 1981
They provide a rare glimpse of that magnificent day.
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Lord Patrick Lichfield / Courtesy of RR Auction
imagePreviously unseen candids from Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles have emerged, thanks to RR Auction house. The “outtakes” (a.k.a. the ones that didn’t make it into the scrapbook), were shot by Lord Patrick Lichfield, a photographer and distant relative of the family.image

Though Prince Charles and Diana were wed at St. Paul’s Cathedral on July 29, 1981, the photos in this series give us a rare look at their Buckingham Palace reception.

Here you can see Diana fussing over her little bridesmaid while her newly minted mother-in-law observes:

imageAnd there’s Queen Eliz​abeth II taking in the crowds gathering outside of the palace on the TV, err, telly:
imageLord Patrick Lichfield / Courtesy of RR Auction
As well as a selection of other snaps that had been gifted to Lichfield’s photo assistant as a thank you for developing the images.
imageThe photo lot is expected to sell for at least $1,000 – $2,000, but Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction, which is holding the event on September 24, claims, “We sold a single image of Diana for almost $18,000 about a year or two ago, so I wouldn’t be surprised if these go for a lot more.”
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Princess Alexandra in turquoise

Princess Alexandra in turquoise

22 MAY 1981 PRINCESS DIANA MEETS THE NEIGHBOURS ON HER FIRST WALKABOUT IN THE COTSWOLDS TOWN OF TETBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

22 MAY 1981 PRINCESS DIANA MEETS THE NEIGHBOURS ON HER FIRST WALKABOUT IN THE COTSWOLDS TOWN OF TETBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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22 May 1985 Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles on their first official walkabout in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.  Thousands turned out to greet them as Diana “met” the neighbours; Highgrove House, their official country residence, is just a mile down the road.  Prince Charles opened a new operating theatre in the 17 bed Tetbury and District Hospital and the couple were presented with a commemorative decanter as a gift.  Diana was a huge hit in her bright red and white Jasper Conran suit.  The iconic photos of that day were taken by Peter Harding of Tetbury.


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Diana's Tetbury

Diana’s Tetbury

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