Princess Diana died tragically in 1997, but she continues to prove a fascination for many, particularly in Britain where at least one newspaper is regularly mocked for its constant Diana-focused reporting.
Almost fifteen years after her death in a Parisian tunnel, the coverage is not about to get any more low-key. Earlier this week, previously unseen pictures of the Princess and her sons, William and Harry, were revealed by the personal assistant of Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret.
The PA took them along to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow programme, where they were estimated to be worth £400 – £500 ($615 – $770).
Millions of British television viewers watched as the photographs were valued by the show’s expert, Clive Farahar. He told the Daily Telegraph:
“It really is fantastic. It’s an odd one, because the boys are dressed in sort of country casuals and don’t have any shoes on, and their nanny has not given them any socks as far as I can see. But the Princess of Wales is dressed up to kill.”
The former PA also had additional photographs of Diana with baby Harry and a formal picnic scene featuring Diana, Charles and both of the boys.
The personal assistant – who gave her name only as Evelyn – told the Telegraph:
“This was at the end of the sitting. The boys were still dressed. They had gone off to have their supper and Mummy was carrying on with the photographic sitting, and the boys rushed in to see what she was doing.”
“So Mum went out of something casual, slipped into something formal and got the boys in. I love the story behind that. It shows how unstuffy she was.”
Here’s the picture in full: