25 Wonderful Photos of Princess Diana at Home in the 1980s

Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales—the heir apparent to the British throne—and mother of Princes William and Harry. Diana’s activism and glamour made her an international icon and earned her enduring popularity as well as unprecedented public scrutiny, exacerbated by her tumultuous private life.

Diana was born into the British nobility and grew up close to the royal family on their Sandringham estate. In 1981, while working as a nursery teacher’s assistant, she became engaged to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. Their wedding took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981 and made her Princess of Wales, a role in which she was enthusiastically received by the public. They had two sons, William and Harry, who were then second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. Diana’s marriage to Charles suffered due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs. They separated in 1992, soon after the breakdown of their relationship became public knowledge. Their marital difficulties became increasingly publicised, and they divorced in 1996.

As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions across the Commonwealth realms. She was celebrated in the media for her unconventional approach to charity work. Her patronages initially centred on children and the elderly but she later became known for her involvement in two particular campaigns, that involving the social attitudes towards and the acceptance of AIDS patients, and the campaign promoted through the International Red Cross for the removal of landmines. She also raised awareness and advocated for ways to help people affected with cancer and mental illness. The Princess was initially noted for her shyness, but her charisma and friendliness endeared her to the public and helped her reputation survive the acrimonious collapse of her marriage. Considered to be very photogenic, she was a leader of fashion in the 1980s and 1990s. Diana’s death in a car crash in Paris led to extensive public mourning and global media attention. Her legacy has had a deep impact on the royal family and British society. (Wikipedia)

Here’s a gallery of 25 stunning photos of Princess Diana at home.

Princess Diana resting her head in her hands while sitting on the steps of her home at Highgrove, Gloucestershire in 1986.
Princess Diana plays with her sons, William and Harry, on the grounds of Highgrove in 1986. William is riding a pony.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles with Prince William and Prince Harry at Highgrove in 1986.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry in December 1986.
Princess Diana carries prince Henry (Harry) on her shoulders at Highgrove in 1986.
Princess Diana spends time with William and Harry on the royal residence grounds of Highgrove in Tetbury, Gloucestershire in July 1986.
The princess plays with Prince William at Kensington Palace in 1983.
Princess Diana holds papers at her dining room table at home in Kensington Palace during a meeting in 1986.
Princess Diana and her husband, Prince Charles, watch as a toddler Prince William explores the gardens of Kensington Palace.
Prince William and Prince Henry (Harry) sit at a piano with their mother at home in Kensington Palace in 1985.
Surrounded by designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel, Princess Diana considers designs and fabrics for an upcoming tour in the sitting room at Kensington Palace.
The royal couple relaxes in the Kensington Palace gardens on June 12, 1984.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles situate themselves for a picture at home in Kensington Palace.
In the garden of her home in Highgrove, Princess Diana watches her sons play with a playhouse in 1986.
In 1985, Princess Diana helps her son, William, with a jigsaw puzzle in his playroom in Kensington Palace.
In the royal family’s Highrove House home, Prince William and Prince Harry hitch rides from their parents.
The Princess of Wales plays with her sons, dressed in miniature Parachute Regiment uniforms, on a slide in the garden at Highgrove.
Princess Diana leads a small pony with Prince William on top at Highgrove.
The royal couple stands together for a snapshot in their home at Kensington Palace.
The princess sits at her desk in the sitting room at Kensington Palace in 1985.
Leaning against a sundial, the Princess of Wales relaxes at her home at Highgrove House.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles pose with their sons in the wild flower meadow at Highgrove in 1986.
In the sitting room at Kensington Palace, Princess Diana works with her Lady-In-Waiting and private secretary, Anne Beckwith-Smith.
The Prince And Princess of Wales hold baby Prince William at Kensington Palace.
The royal couple attend to their son outside their Highrove home in Tetbury.

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