17 Gorgeous Photos of Princess Diana You've Never Seen Before

It's all about the lesser-known moments.

There are certain Princess Diana moments that will live in our memory forever—like her wedding day, with Prince Charles in that monumental silk and taffeta-lace wedding gown, or her leaving the hospital after Prince William was born. But considering that the royal English rose was practically always in the spotlight, we treasure lesser-seen moments that were captured during her tragically short lifetime. Here, find 17 beautiful images of the late Princess of Wales.

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1965

Posing for a portrait in a peacoat as a child.

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Summer of 1971

During a summer holiday in West Sussex, she dons a wide-brimmed felt hat.

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1974

Getting kissed by her pet pony named Scuffle.

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May1981

Watching Prince Charles play polo in a peasant top and plastic aviator sunglasses.

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June 1981

Sitting in her car sporting a checkered sweater while attending a polo match.

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February 1981

Sheltering herself under an umbrella wearing a bowler hat and ruffled top.

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June 1983

Wearing The Diamond Spencer Tiara and an outfit designed by Bruce Oldfield for a dinner hosted by The Province of New Brunswick.

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October 1985

Playing the piano with Prince William and Prince Harry in Kensington Palace.

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April 1987

Visiting the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in Surrey wearing a Catherine Walker suit and a hat by Graham Smith.

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1985

Dancing with Prince Charles wearing a blue dress by David Emanuel.

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August 1987

So adorable—a quick snap in Majorca, Spain with sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

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May 1988

Here, Princess Diana watches Prince Charles play polo at Smiths Lawn Windsor in a oversized blazer, T-shirt, jeans, and boots.

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January 1988

Taking Prince Harry for a ride on his pony in Sandringham, United Kingdom.

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April 1990

Sunning herself in a leopard skin swimsuit and sarong on holiday in the Carribbean's Necker Island.

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April 1994

In a Philadelphia Eagles letterman jacket at Alton Towers Theme Park.

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November 1994

A moment captured with Hillary Clinton during a luncheon at the British Embassy—each of them clad in a gold buttoned skirt suit.

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January 1997

At the Neves Bendinha Orthopaedic workshop with 13-year-old Sandra Thijika, who lost her leg to a mine in 1994.

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