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.
A young Diana Spencer rides in a pram stroller at her home on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
Diana wears a bright red puffer jacket and blue corduroy pants as she plays with dolls at her family home in Norfolk.
Posing for a portrait in a peacoat as a child.
Always the stylish one, a six year old Diana Spencer pairs her red collared smock dress with a matching headband and blue cardigan.
Diana poses in the doorway to her family's home, Park House, with her younger brother Charles. He later became the 9th Earl of Spencer.
During a summer holiday in West Sussex, she dons a wide-brimmed felt hat.
Getting kissed by her pet pony named Scuffle.
As Prince Charles and Diana's relationship becomes more serious, the press begin to flood the nineteen year old whenever she leaves her apartment.
In February 1980, the royal couple announced their engagement outside Buckingham Palace. At just nineteen years old, Diana Spencer was set to marry the future King of England in July 1981.
Before becoming royalty, Diana Spencer lived a normal life. In 1980 she worked as a nanny for an American family living in London, here she's photographed taking one of their sons to the park.
Diana is photographed returning home to her apartment on Earl's Court in 1980. The future-Princess had lived in the apartment since 1979 when her mother purchased it for her as a birthday present.
Princess Diana wears a gorgeous plum jacket and feather cap as she greets well-wishers at a royal engagement in 1981.
A smitten schoolboy gifts Lady Diana Spencer with a daffodil and a kiss on the hand as she greets the group at Cheltenham in 1981.
Diana escorts her fiancee, Prince Charles, to her first high profile event in March 1981. It was one of the first times that the media took notice of Diana for her impeccable style in a black strapless taffeta gown designed by her wedding dress designers, David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
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.
A week before her wedding to Prince Charles, Diana took in a polo match Cowdray Park Polo Club with her friend and future sister-in-law, Sarah Ferguson.
Lady Diana flashes her husband a joking smirk as the couple visits the Cheshire Regiment in Tidworth.
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.
The Princess in a chic black and pink ensemble for her royal visit to Bonn, Germany in 1987.
The Princess has a major tiara moment as she takes a sip from her water glass during a visit to Portugal. The royal couple are being hosted by the President at Ajuda Palace in Lisbon.
Princess Diana is joined by her older sister (and Charles's ex-girlfriend) Sarah McCorquodale to visit their former school in Kent in 1987.
Taking Prince Harry for a ride on his pony in Sandringham, United Kingdom.
Wearing a bright yellow floral printed sundress, Princess Diana rides with Prince Charles in a standing jeep for their visit to an Australian beach in New South Wales, Australia.
Here, Princess Diana watches Prince Charles play polo at Smiths Lawn Windsor in a oversized blazer, T-shirt, jeans, and boots.