Remembering Diana – 20 Years On

Born on the 1st of July, 1961, Lady Diana Spencer became one of the world’s most famous and admired women when, in July 1981, she married Prince Charles in the wedding of the century. Thereafter known as Diana, Princess of Wales, she went on to transform the role of royal consort, and became renowned for her charitable work – work that saw her capture the hearts of the nation.

Diana at Yarrow Shipbuilders. Photograph showing Princess Diana during her visit to the Yarrow shipbuilders. 14 October 1985. A2115 1985-10-14 Diana at Yarrow Shipbuilders (C)DCT

On the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s tragically early death at the age of 36, our new souvenir magazine is a celebration of the life of the Princess of Wales, and the legacy she left for her family and for her fans and admirers around the world.

Diana: An Intimate Portrait - sample spread

Featuring detailed accounts of Diana’s childhood and early years, this souvenir captures the joyful spirit of the fun-loving Diana, and there is also a fascinating chapter on the Princess’s renowned fashion sense and some of her most beautiful dresses.  From her legendary wedding dress, designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, to the much-admired dresses by her favourite designer, Catherine Walker, Diana’s style was famous the world over and she quickly became a fashion icon.

Diana Princess of Wales on a red carpet at a formal event during her visit to Edinburgh. 21 May 1991. Used: Courier 22.5.1991; 1.9.1997.

As well as celebrating the amazing work Diana undertook to support the 100 charities of which she was patroness during her lifetime, this collector’s edition magazine also highlights Princess Diana’s devotion to her two sons, Princes William and Harry. Filled with heart-warming pictures of Diana with her two boys, this souvenir highlights the bond she shared with them, and how seriously she took their upbringing.

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Celebrating all of the elements of the Princess’s life that made her so loved by the British public, Diana: An Intimate Portrait 20 Years On is available to buy now for only £5.99 (including UK delivery) from the DC Thomson Shop.

Diana; cover

Dan McGachey