Rare Photos of Princess Diana

Published on 06/05/2018
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Princess Diana was one of the most pictured women in the world! It seems like her every move was documented in the 80s and 90s by the paparazzi. When she died the entire world mourned her death. Many point their finger at the insane tabloid culture. While it may seem like she was always in the spotlight, we have a number of rare photos that give an intimate look into her interesting life. Enjoy our photos that show a special side of Diana before her life came to an end:

Ski Trip

There Princess Di, Prince William, and Prince Harry are hitting the ski slopes in Austria. The photo was taken when Harry was only 9! How cute was he? It was published in 1994.

Skiing

Skiing

Entering The Car

Here is a very rare photo of Lady Diana Spencer. It was taken before she was royalty in 1980. She is so elegant!

Entering The Car

Entering The Car

Landmine Victims

Diana was a big humanitarian and role model. This rare pic is from 1997 when she was visiting landmine victims in Angola.

Volunteering With The Red Cross

Volunteering With The Red Cross

Oh, Harry!

Harry is doing his signature move! He is sticking out his tongue at the crowds surrounding Buckingham Palace.

Green Outfit

Green Outfit

With Raine

Here you see Raine Spencer with her stepdaughter, Princess Diana. The media called her a “wicked stepmother” because of her tumultuous relationship with Princess Diana before her death.

With Raine

With Raine

On The Boat

This photo was sadly taken just days before Princess Di’s life came to an end. She was with her new beau, Dodi Rayed. He is the son of an Egyptian billionaire. The two just finished what seemed to be an amazing vacation in the south of France just days before the car crash that took Diana’s life occurred.

On The Boat

On The Boat

All About The Hair

Princess Diana’s hair was always being talked about. This is a classic photo of her from 1988. She is looking happy while showing off her new hairstyle at a state reception in Melbourne.

Big Hair

Big Hair

On The Beach

Princess Diana is enjoying a summer of fun on the beach. We love her animal print bathing suit. It is super cute!

On The Beach

On The Beach

Hunter Boots

Princess Diana was a famous fashion trend setter. Years before Hunter boots were a huge fad, she wore them. We love them!

Hunter Boots

Hunter Boots

With The Children

Here Princess Diana is holding Prince William at Kensington Palace in 1983. He was only 8 months old and so, so cute!

With The Children

With The Children

Trip To India

This one is a classic. Mother Teresa is holding Princess Di’s hand in India back in 1992.

With Mother Teresea

With Mother Teresea

Austrailia Trip

Here Princess Di is on a royal tour of Austrailia. The photo was taken in 1983 and she is sporting a beautiful dress by Benny Ong.

Walking

Walking

The People’s Princess

Often called “The People’s Princess,” here you see Diana doing some humanitarian work. What a role model she was!

Volunteering

Volunteering

Thorpe Parke

This photo is of Diana when he is visiting Thorpe park with Prince Harry. The picture was taken on April 13, 1993.

Rafting

Rafting

With The Car

Princess Diana is wearing an amazing outfit in Windsor on June 16, 1981. It was just after the Ascot races.

With The Car

With The Car

Black Hat

How young was she here! This rare picture was taken during a summer vacation in West Sussex in 1971.

Black Hat

Black Hat

Red Dress

The beautiful Princess of Wales is seen here visiting a hospital in England in 1989.

Red Dress

Red Dress

Elegant White Dress

This photo was taken during an official visit to Hungary in 1990. She is showing off a beautiful Catherine Walker dress. We dig it!

Elegant White Dress

Elegant White Dress

Revegenge Dress

This is probably Princess Di’s most infamous fashion choices. It is the epic “revenge” dress. It was designed by Christina Stambolian. She wore this dress the same night that Prince Charles admitted to being an adulterer in 1994.

Revenge Dress

Revenge Dress

Grey Dress

Princess Diana is arriving at the London’s Serpentine Gallery in 1995. She is wearing another perfect dress designed by Catherine Walker.

Grey Dress

Grey Dress

Catherine Walker Suit

Catherine Walker is just perfect on Diana! This one is from 1989 when Diana was on an official tour of the Gulf States.

Catherine Walker Suit

Catherine Walker Suit

Easter Service

Here the family is attending an Easter service in 1989 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Easter Service

Easter Service

In Spain

Princess Di is looking fabulous in Spain. This picture was taken in 1987 in Majorca, Spain.

In Spain

In Spain

In Bangkok

This photo was taken when Princess Diana was visiting Bangkok.

In Bangkok

In Bangkok

How Elegant

This is one of Diana’s signature looks. It is a classy white button-down shirt. It is so elegant we very much approve!

How Elegant

How Elegant

In Gingham

Here Princess Diana is in Gingham looking adorable. She visiting there in 1986.

Gingham

Gingham

Looking Amazing As Always

Here Princess Diana is perfection as usual while at the Royal Ascot races.

Looking Amazing As Always

Looking Amazing As Always

Summer Dress

Princess Diana is looking very summery here! We love it! She is seen here visiting the Alice Springs in Austrailia’s Northern Territory.

Summer Dress

Summer Dress

Home Garden With The Kids

This rare picture of the entire family was taken at the Highgrove House in 1986.

Home Garden With The Kids

Home Garden With The Kids

Bruce Oldfield Dress

This one is from a visit to Venice back in 1985. Her dress was designed by Bruce Oldfield.

Bruce Oldfield Dress

Bruce Oldfield Dress

Dancing With John Travolta

What an epic picture! Princess Di is seen dancing with John Travolta in 1985 at the White House.

Dancing With John Travolta

Dancing With John Travolta

Attending An Opera in Milan

What a stunning Victor Edelstein dress! So this is how royalty dress when they go to an Opera in Milan. Perfection!

Attending An Opera In Milan

Attending An Opera In Milan

Teddy Boy

Princess Diana is here in a cute “Teddy Boy” look in 1984 in London.

Teddy Boy

Teddy Boy

After William Was Born

The couple is seen here welcoming their newborn son, Prince William. This cute picture was taken back in 1982.

After William Was Born

After William Was Born

Honeymooning

Diana is seen here looking as happy as can be before she is leaving for her honeymoon in 1981.

Honeymooning

Honeymooning

Back in 1981

This is a classic photo of Diana when she is wearing a tartan dress in 1981.

Back In 1981

Back In 1981

The People’s Princess

Princess Diana is seen here in 1997 arriving at the Tate Gallery in London.

The Peoples Princess

The Peoples Princess

Engagement Photo

Here is a great pic of Lady Di and Princess Charles right after they announced their engagement on February 24, 1981.

Engagement Photo

Engagement Photo

Royal Couple

This photo is from when the couple took their first official trip together as an engaged royal couple. They are seen here on March 9, 1982, while attending a charity event at the Goldsmith’s Hall.

Royal Couple

Royal Couple

Wedding Dress

The epic train! Here she is in her famous wedding dress on July 29, 1981. Her train is the longest in royal wedding history and was incredible 22 feet long!

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

St. Paul Cathedral

Here the royal couple is attending their royal wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.

St. Paul Cathedral

St. Paul Cathedral

Nuptials

Here is the gorgeous couple during their royal wedding. They look fantastic!

Nuptials

Nuptials

The Royal Couple

Here the royal couple is seen waving at some super fans after they tied the knot.

The Royal Couple

The Royal Couple

Kiss

Here the couple is sharing an intimate kiss after their wedding.

Kiss

Kiss

The Young Prince

Here is a picture of the family from a long time ago. Prince William is looking adorable when he was just an infant. This picture was taken at St. Mary’s Hospital in London on June 22, 1982.

The Young Prince

The Young Prince

Family Portrait

Here is a family portrait was taken at Kensington Palace on October 6, 1984. You see the entire family here including Prince William and Prince Harry.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry

Here you see a very pregnant Diana while she is carrying Prince William.

Princess Diana Prince William And Prince Harry

Princess Diana Prince William And Prince Harry

Holiday

Princess Diana is seen looking amazing with her son while on vacation. Looks like they are having a great time to us!

Holiday

Holiday

Princess Diana and Prince Harry

This rare pic of Princess Di was taken while she is playing with Prince Harry on the Royal Yachy Britannia.

Princess Diana And Prince Harry

Princess Diana And Prince Harry

Pope John Paul II

Here Princes Charles, Princess Diana, and Pope John Paul II are at the Vatican on August 29, 1985.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

Washington D.C.

What an amazing pictue! Here you see President Ronald Reagon and Nancy Reagan welcoming Princess Di and Prince Charles to the White House. They made an official visit on November 9, 1985.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

This photo is right before Prince Charles gave a speech at the National Gallery of Art. It was taken in Washington on November 10, 1985.

Another Visit To Washington D.C.

Another Visit To Washington D.C.

Kyoto

Here is Diana wearing an amazing Japanese Kimono while on a trip in Kyoto, Japan. This rare picture was taken in 1986.

Kyoto

Kyoto

Aids Advocate

Diana is seen here visiting with an AIDS patient at Middlesex Hospital in London. This picture was taken on April 19, 1987.

Aids Advocate

Aids Advocate

Jedi Knight and Princess

Princess Di is seen here with a famous actor at the 40th annual Cannes Film Festival. The event was on May 15, 1987.

Jedi Knight And Princess

Jedi Knight And Princess

Working At A Kindergarten

Lady Diana did many jobs before she was royalty. She worked as a nanny, in the service industry, and as a school assistant before her royal wedding. This picture was taken in 1980 when she was working at the Young England Kindergarten.

Working At A Kindergarten

Working At A Kindergarten

Leaving The Ritz

Princess Diana is leaving the Ritz hotel in London in this picture. She was leaving Princess Margaret’s 50th birthday party. This picture was taken in 1980.

Leaving The Ritz

Leaving The Ritz

Showing Off The Ring

The infamous engagement ring! What a rock! Here she is showing off her beautiful engagement ring. It is made from sapphire and diamond. The royal couple announced their engagement officially just days before.

Showing Off The Ring

Showing Off The Ring

On A Beautiful Yacht

Here the couple is seen on the Royal Yacht Britannia at the beginning of their honeymoon on August 1, 1981. We’re a little jealous!

On A Beautiful Yacht

On A Beautiful Yacht

Wedding Day Kiss

Here the royal couple is sharing an intimate kiss while on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Wedding Day Kiss

Wedding Day Kiss

Honeymoon in Scotland

The couple is seen here looking incredibly stylish. This photo was taken in 1981 while they were on their honeymoon in Scotland.

Honeymoon In Scotland

Honeymoon In Scotland

Parliament Opening

Here Diana is looking totally stunning while attending the opening of Parliament in 1982.

Parliament Opening

Parliament Opening

After William’s Christening

This is one of our favorites! Princess Di is seen here holding her son Prince William in this group shot. It was taken after his christening on August 4, 1982.

After Williams Christening

After Williams Christening

Riding In A Land Rover

This rare pic shows Lady Diana while riding in a huge Land Rover in Austrailia.

Riding In A Land Rover

Riding In A Land Rover

Holding Prince William

The couple is proudly showing off their baby son Prince William in Kensington Palace. The photo was taken on February 1, 1983.

Holding Prince William

Holding Prince William

Sitting In The Garden At Kensington Palace

Here is an 18 month old Prince William. They are at the garden in Kensington Palace.

Sitting In The Garden At Kensington Palace

Sitting In The Garden At Kensington Palace

In New Zealand

The Royals are seen here with Prince William. They are in Auckland, New Zealand.

In New Zealand

In New Zealand

Rubbing Noses

Our hearts are melting! Here Princess Diana is rubbing noses in New Zealand in 1983.

Rubbing Noses

Rubbing Noses

Wearing the Queen Mary Tiara

We want one! Princess Diana is showing off the Queen Mary Tiara in 1983. She was in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wearing The Queen Mary Tiara

Wearing The Queen Mary Tiara

Ayers Rock

This pic was taken at Ayers Rock during an official tour of Austrailia in 1983.

Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock

With A Jigsaw Puzzle

This super rare photo shows Diana helping Prince William with a jigsaw puzzle. This photo was taken on Oct. 22, 1985.

Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw Puzzle

Dancing In Melbourne

Diana was quite the dancer! Here she is enjoying herself in Melbourne, Austrailia in 1985.

Dancing In Melbourne

Dancing In Melbourne

Dancing With Wayne Sleep

Princess Diana shocked her husband when she performed a special dance with ballet superstar Wayne Sleep!

Dancing With Wayne Sleep

Dancing With Wayne Sleep

Highgrove House

Diana is seen here relaxing at her Highgrove House on July 18, 1986.

Highgrove House

Highgrove House

In Saudi Arabia

This is one cool and rare one! Lady Diana is seen here attending a dinner thrown by the Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia back on November 17, 1986.

In Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia

Indonesia

In this rare picture, you see Prince Charles and Lady Diana Princess of Wales watching some Indonesian tribal dancers in Yogyakarta. This picture was taken on November 5, 1989.

Indonesia

Indonesia

Niaagra Falls

Princess Diana is with her sons in 1991 enjoying a boat ride in Niagara Falls, Ontario. How cute is this picture?

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Her Royal Majesty

What royal magic! Here is Diana and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. They two are all smiles outside Clarence House in London, August 4, 1987.

Her Royal Majesty

Her Royal Majesty

Cannes Film Festival In 1987

This is the second picture from the 40th annual Cannes Film Festival we included. We just love this one! This rare picture was taken on May 15, 1987.

Cannes Film Festival In 1987

Cannes Film Festival In 1987

Total AIDS Advocate

Diana was known for her humanitarian work. Especially at this point in time, there was plenty of intolerance and misunderstanding regarding AIDS sufferers. The photographer of this pic was asked to not show the face of the AIDS patient. This picture was taken in 1987.

Total AIDS Advocate

Total AIDS Advocate

Another Kyoto Pic

This is definitely one of our favorite looks of all time! Here she is wearing a beautiful Japanese Kimono during her 1986 visit to the ancient city of Kyoto, in central Japan.

Another Kyoto Pic

Another Kyoto Pic

With Nancy Reagan

We just love powerful strong women! And in this picture, you see two! Here is Diana with the lovely Nancy Regan. The two are at the Springfield Drug Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.

With Nancy Reagan

With Nancy Reagan

Mother Teresa And Diana Chatting

Mother Teresa is seen here chatting with Diana when the two were in Rome. The picture is from February 19, 1992.

Mother Teresa And Diana Chatting

Mother Teresa And Diana Chatting

Taj Mahal

This is an epic picture that has recently been reenacted by members of the current royal family. This picture was taken during a turbulent time in Diana’s marriage. She is seen sitting alone outside the Taj Mahal in India in 1992.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

VJ Commemoration

In this picture you see the entire family gathering for the commemorations of VJ Day, August 19, 1995, in London.

VJ Commemoration

VJ Commemoration

Leaving A Health Club In London

This one is super rare! Diana is seen leaving her health club in 1996. She looks like she has a good workout!

Leaving A Health Club In London

Leaving A Health Club In London

London

Princess Diana is seen here arriving in a London Hospital. This picture was taken on March 6, 1996.

London

London

Washington, D.C.

First Lady Hillary Clinton is seen at a fund-raising benefit in Washington D.C. with Princess Diana. The fundraiser was specifically for breast cancer research. This picture was taken on September 24, 1996.

With Hilary Clinton In Washington D.C.

With Hilary Clinton In Washington D.C.

Anti-Land Mine Activist

Diana was asked to wear protective gear when she was visiting an area in Angola that was deeply affected by landmines. She was trying to help with the situation. This photo was taken back in 1997.

Anti Land Mine Activist

Anti Land Mine Activist

Pakistan

Princess Diana is seen here in Pakistan on March 23, 1997. She was having an official tour and was visiting a hospital when this picture was taken.

Pakistan In 1997

Pakistan In 1997

Austrailia

The extra lovely Princess of Wales is visiting Footscray Park near Melbourne, Australia in this picture. It was taken on January 27, 1988.

Austrailia

Austrailia

Teenage Diana With Her Pet Pony

We adore this picture. Here is a young, teenage Lady Diana Spencer with her pet pony Scuffle. We love this picture!

Teenage Diana With Her Pet Pony

Teenage Diana With Her Pet Pony

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