It’s hard to believe that Princess Diana died fifteen years ago today. William was fifteen when his mum died and now of course he’s thirty, just six years younger than Diana was on August 31, 1997. That’s rather sobering.
Just a few months before the accident, those amazing Mario Testino portraits had been featured in Vanity Fair in order to promote the auction of Diana’s gowns. This is my favourite of those portraits; she looks like she just came in from a day on the beach and decided to wrap herself up very creatively in a towel and chill out on the sofa.
And I must confess to trying to recreate this photo with not so spectacular results:
Love this one, too. Cocktails, anyone?
On that terrible day I remember being as shocked as everyone else, and searching the internet to see if there was anything more up to date than what was on CNN. That was one of the first times I’d ever been online. Seriously. And now here we are with this blog! According to our site stats, these are the top five Princess Diana posts we have ever published. Take a peak in case you’ve missed any of them:
She wasn’t the first royal lady to try not to detract from the bride!
Such a beautiful necklace. The Spencer ladies sure do like their pearls!
This is a nice look at Diana’s walk to church on Christmas with the Royals.
When Lady Diana was a working girl in London, this is the apartment block where she lived, and we’ve walked by a few times to get a sense of the place.
LOVE this piece. Please let it come out of the vault again soon.
Any more Princess Diana memories?