July 1 marks what would have been Princess Diana's 56th birthday. In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look back at Diana's incredible life. From her royal wedding and motherhood, to her philanthropic endeavors and style icon status, Princess Diana will always be remembered as "the People's Princess."
Diana on her first birthday at Park House, Sandringham.
Diana at age two at Park House, Sandringham, her childhood home.
The future princess poses at home in a photo from a family album.
Diana at four years old.
Diana is pictured on holiday in Itchenor, West Sussex.
Diana on holiday with her family.
At a nursery school in London, where she was a teacher.
Lady Diana nannying in London.
Prince Charles and Lady Diana officially announce their engagement at Buckingham Palace.
Diana and Charles with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
Diana at the Royal Ascot in Berkshire.
Charles and Diana in Balmoral, Scotland.
Diana wearing a red sweater with a black and white sheep motif, which Princess Charlotte paid tribute to on her second birthday.
Diana watched Charles play polo in England.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana pose for their wedding portrait on July 29, 1981.
Diana waves as she and Charles stand on the Royal Yacht Britannia for their honeymoon cruise.
Diana and Charles on their honeymoon in Scotland.
A pregnant Diana at a polo match.
Charles and Diana are photographed leaving St. Mary's Hospital in London with their newborn, Prince William. The Prince was born on June 21, 1982.
Princess Diana at home in Kensington Palace with William.
Charles and Diana brought William on a royal tour in New Zealand in the spring of 1983.
Princess Diana wore the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara in New Zealand.
Diana on a state visit in Edmonton, Canada.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles welcomed Prince Harry on September 15, 1984.
Charles, Diana, William, and Harry pose on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Diana at Kensington Palace with William and Harry in October, 1985.
Princess Diana at a dinner in Washington, D.C.
Diana dances with John Travolta at the White House during a visit in the United States.
Diana sparkles at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
The Royal Family poses in the Wild Flower Meadow at Highgrove.
Diana smiles at Heathrow airport with Charles.
A family portrait.
Diana and Charles at a picnic in the United Arab Emirates.
Diana arrives at an airport in Scotland with William and Harry.
Princess Diana in Cannes, France with Prince Charles.
Diana on holiday in Majorca, Spain.
Diana and Harry on holiday in Spain.
Princess Diana in Melbourne.
Princess Diana holding Prince Harry at Trooping the Colour.
Princess Diana in Paris.
Diana attends a ballet performance in London.
Diana in the United Arab Emirates.
Diana sending William and Harry to school.
Diana attends a state banquet while in Budapest, Hungary.
Diana on holiday with Will and Harry on Necker Island in the Caribbean.
A very excited Diana greeting William and Harry in Toronto.
Diana rode the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls with Will and Harry while in Canada on a royal tour.
The Princess attending a banquet in India
Diana sitting in front of the Taj Mahal during a royal visit to India.
Diana on a ride with Will and Harry at Thorpe Park.
A cheery Diana arriving at a gallery in London.
Diana and the boys on Will's first day at Eton.
Diana arriving at a film premiere in London.
Diana met John Collins, a 51-year-old lung cancer patient while in Chicago.
Diana attending a dinner for the Victor Chang Research Institute while in Sydney, Australia.
Diana visited a landmine field in Angola as part of her philanthropy campaign against landmine use.
On Diana's 36th birthday, she attended a gala dinner at the Tate Gallery in London.
Diana attended a performance of Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Princess Diana met with Mother Teresa in New York.
Diana is seen in St. Tropez on vacation with Dodi Al Fayed just weeks before their untimely deaths. Diana was only 36 years old when she died.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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