As we approach the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, we remember the People's Princess with some images that represent a timeline of her beautiful life.
Princess Diana in Her Youth
As a young girl, Diana dreamed of growing up to be a ballerina. Though she later became too tall to accomplish this dream, she practiced her dance into adulthood.
(Photo: Bettmann/CORBIS) Falling in Love with a Prince
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer pose for photographers at Buckingham Palace after the announcement of their engagement in February 1981.
(Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS) A Royal Wedding for the Ages
Happy times on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles and Princess Diana right after their wedding on July 29, 1981.
(Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Becoming a Proud, Young Mother
Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the piano in Kensington Palace on October 4, 1985.
(Photo: Tim Graham/Getty Images) A Voice of Compassion and Charity
Holding an amputee child in her lap, Princess Diana meets victims of landmines - a legacy of Angola's 20-year civil war - at a rehabilitation centre in Huambo, Angola. The Princess was a leading supporter of the Red Cross campaign to ban landmines.
(Photo: Reuters/Corbis) Performing Her Royal Duties with Celebrity...
Diana danced with Hollywood actor John Travolta during a White House party in 1985 hosted by President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy.
(Photo: Courtesy of Ronald Reagan Library/EPA/Corbis) ... And Head-Turning Style
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband, Denis, have a chat with Prince Charles and Princess Diana at 10 Downing Street in 1989.
Falling Out of Love
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales look unhappy at the start of a Tour of Canada on October 25, 1991 in Toronto. They would officially separate in 1992.
Anwar Hussein/Getty Images The Revenge Dress
Princess Diana, wearing a stunning black dress by designer Christina Stambolian, attends the Vanity Fair party at the Serpentine Gallery on November 20, 1994 in London. The famous black 'revenge dress' was a spectacular coup by the Princess, worn on the very evening that Prince Charles made his notorious adultery admission on television. They would divorce in August 1996.
Anwar Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images Embracing Her New Independence
Princess Diana arrives for The Christie's Party in New York wearing a champagne-colored dress designed by fashion designer Catherine Walker in 1997.
Tim Graham/Getty Images Candle in the Wind (Goodbye England's Rose)
A multi-colored sea of floral tributes to Diana outside the gates of her London home. The flowers began to arrive soon after news of Diana's death, in a Paris car crash, reached Britain.
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