Princess Diana is one of the most iconic figures in history. She was famous for her charisma and elegance before her untimely death in 1997 at the age of 36. On July 29, 1981, she was married to Charles, Prince of Wales in front of 3,500 guests and a conservative estimate of 750 million viewers and listeners worldwide.
We’ve all seen the images from that day. From the bride entering St. Paul’s Cathedral in her Elizabeth and David Emanuel gown to the newlyweds waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. But what you haven’t seen are the photos that were taken behind the scenes. They were taken by the assistant of Lord Patrick Lichfield who is Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin once removed. He was the only informal photographer permitted to take photos at the wedding. The images below were never-before-seen by the public and show a more intimate side of the royal family. The first 14 pictures of this gallery are from this never-before-seen perspective. From Diana embracing her youngest bridesmaid to Queen Elizabeth watching the wedding coverage on a small TV. Now, the collection of images is headed to the auction block as part of RR Auction’s Remarkable Rarities Auction. We hope you enjoy the happy occasion and take a moment to remember Diana, just as we did.
Designers David and Elizabeth Emanual were chosen to create and design the wedding dress for Lady Diana Spencer. The fairy-tale wedding was viewed by estimates of 1 billion people and to this day people are still mesmerized and in awe of the grandeur of it all.