Princess Diana's Life in Photos - Biography

Princess Diana's Life in Photos

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.
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Princess Diana in Her Youth

Princess Diana Photo Gallery: 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)

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. 

Falling in Love with a Prince 

Princess Diana Photo Gallery: 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)

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer pose for photographers at Buckingham Palace after the announcement of their engagement in February 1981. 

A Royal Wedding for the Ages

Queen Elizabeth II: Happy times on the balcony of Buckinham Palace for Prince Charles and Princess Diana right after their wedding, July 29, 1981.  (Photo by Hulton Archive) (Photo: Getty Images)

Happy times on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles and Princess Diana right after their wedding on July 29, 1981. 

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.

Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the piano in Kensington Palace on October 4, 1985.

A Voice of Compassion and Charity

Princess Diana Photo Gallery: Holding an amputee child in her lap, Princess Diana meets victims of landmines - a legacy of Angola's twenty-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)

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. 

Performing Her Royal Duties with Celebrity...

Princess Diana Photo Gallery: 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)

Diana danced with Hollywood actor John Travolta during a White House party in 1985 hosted by President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy. 

... And Head-Turning Style

Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister Thatcher and her husband, Denis, have a chat with Prince Charles and Princess Diana at 10 Downing Street in 1989.

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

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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.

The Revenge Dress

Princess Diana Revenge Dress Photo

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.

Embracing Her New Independence

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Princess Diana arrives for The Christie's Party in New York wearing a champagne-colored dress designed by fashion designer Catherine Walker in 1997.

Candle in the Wind (Goodbye England's Rose)

Princess Diana Photo Gallery: A multi-colored sea of floral tributes to Diana lies 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. (Photo:  Liba Taylor/CORBIS)

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.