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Princess Diana's Life in Pictures

A look back at Lady Di's extraordinary life, in honor of what would have been her 56th birthday.
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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."

1962


Diana on her first birthday at Park House, Sandringham.

1963


Diana at age two at Park House, Sandringham, her childhood home.

1964


The future princess poses at home in a photo from a family album.

1965


Diana at four years old.

1970


Diana is pictured on holiday in Itchenor, West Sussex.

1971


Diana on holiday with her family.

1980


At a nursery school in London, where she was a teacher.

1980


Lady Diana nannying in London.

1981


Prince Charles and Lady Diana officially announce their engagement at Buckingham Palace.

1981


Diana and Charles with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

1981


Diana at the Royal Ascot in Berkshire.

1981


Charles and Diana in Balmoral, Scotland.

1981


Diana wearing a red sweater with a black and white sheep motif, which Princess Charlotte paid tribute to on her second birthday.

1981


Diana watched Charles play polo in England.

1981


Prince Charles and Princess Diana pose for their wedding portrait on July 29, 1981.

1981


Diana waves as she and Charles stand on the Royal Yacht Britannia for their honeymoon cruise.

1981


Diana and Charles on their honeymoon in Scotland.

1982


A pregnant Diana at a polo match.

1982


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.

1983


Princess Diana at home in Kensington Palace with William.

1983


Charles and Diana brought William on a royal tour in New Zealand in the spring of 1983.

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1983


Princess Diana wore the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara in New Zealand.

1983


Diana on a state visit in Edmonton, Canada.

1984


Princess Diana and Prince Charles welcomed Prince Harry on September 15, 1984.

1985


 Charles, Diana, William, and Harry pose on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

1985


Diana at Kensington Palace with William and Harry in October, 1985.

1985


Princess Diana at a dinner in Washington, D.C.

1985


Diana dances with John Travolta at the White House during a visit in the United States.

1985


Diana sparkles at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.

1986


The Royal Family poses in the Wild Flower Meadow at Highgrove.

1986


Diana smiles at Heathrow airport with Charles.

1986


A family portrait.

1989


Diana and Charles at a picnic in the United Arab Emirates.

1986


Diana arrives at an airport in Scotland with William and Harry.

1987


Princess Diana in Cannes, France with Prince Charles.

1987


Diana on holiday in Majorca, Spain.

1987


Diana and Harry on holiday in Spain.

1988


Princess Diana in Melbourne.

1988


Princess Diana holding Prince Harry at Trooping the Colour.

1988


Princess Diana in Paris.

1989


Diana attends a ballet performance in London.

1989


Diana in the United Arab Emirates.

1989


Diana sending William and Harry to school.

1990


Diana attends a state banquet while in Budapest, Hungary.

1990


Diana on holiday with Will and Harry on Necker Island in the Caribbean.

1991


A very excited Diana greeting William and Harry in Toronto.

1991


Diana rode the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls with Will and Harry while in Canada on a royal tour.

1992


The Princess attending a banquet in India

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1992


Diana sitting in front of the Taj Mahal during a royal visit to India.

1993


Diana on a ride with Will and Harry at Thorpe Park.

1994


A cheery Diana arriving at a gallery in London.

1995


Diana and the boys on Will's first day at Eton.

1995


Diana arriving at a film premiere in London.

1996


Diana met John Collins, a 51-year-old lung cancer patient while in Chicago.

1996


Diana attending a dinner for the Victor Chang Research Institute while in Sydney, Australia.

1997


Diana visited a landmine field in Angola as part of her philanthropy campaign against landmine use.

1997


On Diana's 36th birthday, she attended a gala dinner at the Tate Gallery in London.

1997


Diana attended a performance of Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

1997


Princess Diana met with Mother Teresa in New York.

1997


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.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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