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Secret Diana photos up for sale

PTI
Published : Aug 12, 2015, 12:47 am IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2015, 12:47 am IST

More than a dozen unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs of the wedding reception of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at Buckingham Palace may fetch at least $18,000 at an auction here.

Diana, Charles and the Queen mother with kids. — Courtesy: RR Auction
 Diana, Charles and the Queen mother with kids. — Courtesy: RR Auction

More than a dozen unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs of the wedding reception of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at Buckingham Palace may fetch at least $18,000 at an auction here.

The 14 original images are from the wedding reception at Buckingham Palace on July 29, 1981. None of the photos have ever been published and only very few people have ever laid eyes on them. They originate from the collection of an assistant to English photographer Patrick Lichfield. The present collection, consisting of seven black-and-white glossy photos and seven colour satin-finish photos, will go on sale at RR Auction in Boston on September 24.

 

Six of the larger photos depict Princess Diana wearing her gorgeous wedding dress with members of her family and wedding party, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Princess Ann, Princess Margaret, and Prince Andrew.

Three show Princess Diana holding the five-year-old Clementine Hambro, her youngest bridesmaid; one shows her setting Clementine down; and another shows her smiling as Prince Andrew leans over to talk to Clementine.

Queen Elizabeth II is clearly visible walking alongside Princess Diana in four of the images, and the Queen Mother is seen in two.

Prince Charles is also in two of these photographs. One striking photo depicts Princess Diana and Prince Charles from behind on the famous balcony overlooking the massive crowds gathered on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

 

Location: United States, Massachusetts, Boston