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.
Posing for a portrait in a peacoat as a child.
During a summer holiday in West Sussex, she dons a wide-brimmed felt hat.
Getting kissed by her pet pony named Scuffle.
Watching Prince Charles play polo in a peasant top and plastic aviator sunglasses.
Sitting in her car sporting a checkered sweater while attending a polo match.
Sheltering herself under an umbrella wearing a bowler hat and ruffled top.
Wearing The Diamond Spencer Tiara and an outfit designed by Bruce Oldfield for a dinner hosted by The Province of New Brunswick.
Playing the piano with Prince William and Prince Harry in Kensington Palace.
Visiting the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in Surrey wearing a Catherine Walker suit and a hat by Graham Smith.
Dancing with Prince Charles wearing a blue dress by David Emanuel.
So adorable—a quick snap in Majorca, Spain with sons Prince William and Prince Harry.
Here, Princess Diana watches Prince Charles play polo at Smiths Lawn Windsor in a oversized blazer, T-shirt, jeans, and boots.
Taking Prince Harry for a ride on his pony in Sandringham, United Kingdom.
Sunning herself in a leopard skin swimsuit and sarong on holiday in the Carribbean's Necker Island.
In a Philadelphia Eagles letterman jacket at Alton Towers Theme Park.
A moment captured with Hillary Clinton during a luncheon at the British Embassy—each of them clad in a gold buttoned skirt suit.
At the Neves Bendinha Orthopaedic workshop with 13-year-old Sandra Thijika, who lost her leg to a mine in 1994.