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Princess Diana: Secret Photographs Emerge

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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.”

Farahar added:

“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:

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40 Responses to “Princess Diana: Secret Photographs Emerge”

  1. Moon Pye

    shes beautiful and I sure miss seeing her today, what a huge loss..

  2. Va'leria Valeria

    She will always be a royal monarchy with heart…..Here's a poem I saw in a web comment:::;I don't know what the heck 2011 was.Nothing was royal there to elude…Only nonroyal wedding from dna blood to her wh****ing past coveredup with someone else's kindness…She was no beauty of the spirit.Another Camilla"oil boil in trouble.Wicked wodler in royal.Watch God sword coming to the trouble.Look she 's no royal.Second marriage coming.Did we learn what father did.Mother was the future Queen.Because someone thought they could do what she did.Look Kate and Camilla.Never were the dewy white Queen"….Consort, consort and consort wicked workingclass.Illvalid of birth blood Monarchy Hiers.Never will they be a Monarchy Hier…….by SarahPhillips……

  3. Ester B. Racho

    she's one of a kind…a real epitome of beauty, grace and elegance….her eyes says everything..there will never be like her in the royal family again…rest in peace Diana…

  4. Nancy Travis Conner ت

    I hope the boys both have a copy of this one. She loved them so much. I really miss her.

  5. Angela Nguyen

    She's prettier than Kate Middleton! I <3 and miss Princess Diana!

  6. Marbel Escalante

    She was a beautiful woman and a wonderful human being. I will always love her.

  7. Anonymous

    It is so unfair to keep comparing Duchess Kate to Princess Diana. Yes, Diana was a marvelous moter, human being and humanitarian. Kate, by all appearances, seems as if she is going to leave her own brand as well. I think William and Kate are a lovely and very serious couple – both about their marriage and their view of the world. And, she is certainly a beautiful woman in her own right. I think Princess Diane would have embraced her with relish and they would have become formidable women in British history!

  8. Anonymous

    It is so unfair to keep comparing Duchess Kate to Princess Diana. Yes, Diana was a marvelous mother, human being and humanitarian. Kate, by all appearances, seems as if she is going to leave her own brand as well. I think William and Kate are a lovely and very serious couple – both about their marriage and their view of the world. And, she is certainly a beautiful woman in her own right. I think Princess Diane would have embraced her with relish and they would have become formidable women in British history!

  9. Linda Manning

    They showed this on tv last night. A close-up of the boys showed that Diana was also barefoot. Cute!

  10. Savannah Wells

    Another example of what was Diana's best attribute–she was not stuffy or full of herself, and her sons were everything to her. I agree that people should not compare Kate to her. Kate is her own person and will leave her own stamp on this time. I don't think there is much doubt in anyone's mind as to why Prince William is considered the most trusted royal.

  11. Jeff Anfinson

    Wonderful pic…Diana was one of a kind. I think Kate carries the same grace and humility. Her star will shine brighter and brighter as the years pass. Just as Diana's did and would have continued.

  12. Ana Laura Martinez

    No she was not. Big nose and her eyes were kind of down. Kate is prettier.

  13. Stephanie McKee

    I found a picture of some of the pictures that were brought in. I have to say that I am slightly suspect of the woman bringing in photos. She may well have worked for Lord Snowdon at some point however she does not know the history of at least three of the photos as they have been in numerous books and publications over the years.

    1) The B&W one of Harry and his mum was taken at his christening.

    2)The staged picnic scene was, I believe, used as the Wales' Christmas card one year,

    3) and the one with the boys where they are barefoot, I believe that those photos may have been part of a photo shoot just prior to a tour of Middle Eastern countries because there is another photo of the Princess without the boys in that same gown.

    Unfortunately, I can't see the other photos because two are laying down and one is being blocked by the Christies auction catalog for the gown sale in June 1997.

    And yes, the Princess of Wales was a class act and a wonderful mother who would be proud of both of her sons and her new daughter-in-law. Kate is making a wonderful Duchess and future Queen and William is helping he become both.

  14. Rebecca Bee

    Beautiful photo. I miss her so much. (I know not as much as her family, but I still miss her.)

  15. Rebecca Bee

    Beautiful photo. I miss her so much. (I know not as much as her family, but I still miss her.)

  16. Anonymous

    so funny how I never knew her…. but still I miss her….

  17. Susan Jackson

    Yes she was a very beautiful princess. She was one of a kind. And I just can't but to belived that Jealousies is waht took her away from here. The way she embraced life. with people. RIP Princess Diane, God Bless.

  18. Robert Barto

    The article says shes posed with the boys without any shoes and say "Here's the picture in full", yet it shows the picture cropped.. Diana was not stuffy, but apparently the editor of this story was, too bad they contradicted themselves choosing to cut off the bottom of the picture with her barefoot boys.

  19. Manel Dias

    Princess Diana was one of a kind human being. She became the Great humanitarian on very important subjects…such as Aids, Land mines, Poverty, homeless people and many more. She was a very beautiful princess who had the most compassionate heart towards the less priviledge ones…world is not the same without her.

  20. Becky Beaudoin

    You know what? I didn't even read this article. Why can't people, media, I mean, leave her be? She's been gone for a long time. Let her go, and let her rest in peace.

  21. Becky Beaudoin

    You know what? I didn't even read this article. Why can't people, media, I mean, leave her be? She's been gone for a long time. Let her go, and let her rest in peace.

  22. Xtreme Phil

    Beautiful photograph… though it would be nice to see it color corrected….and Harry should settle the discussion about who his father is once and for all by having a paternity test done.