Never-before-seen photographs of Princess Diana go up for auction...
Taking a moment to thank her bridesmaids after the ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral, waving to a sea of well-wishers from the Buckingham Palace balcony and readying herself for the official photographs – never-before-seen pictures of Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles in July 1981 are going up for auction in Boston next month.
The candid shots were taken moments after the newlyweds became man and wife. They provide an intimate glimpse in to life behind the historic walls at Buckingham Palace on a very special day for the royal family.
The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne are also pictured. In one remarkable shot, the Queen is seen watching the crowds filing into The Mall on a small colour television.
The photographs were taken by Patrick Lichfield, a society photographer who was the only guest allowed to informally document Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding reception. His assistant held on to the images for more than thirty years. They have never before been published, nor were they included in the couple’s wedding album – a gift from Lichfield.
Fourteen rare photographs of Princess Diana on her wedding day, will go under the hammer at RR Auctions in New Hampshire next month. Bidding is expected to start at $300 for the collection.
Keep clicking to see a selection of the unseen Princess Diana pictures…
All photos courtesy of RR Auctions