Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997), later the wife of Prince Charles, on her first birthday at Park House, Sandringham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997), later the wife of Prince Charles, on her first birthday at Park House, Sandringham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Image: Getty Images

As the anniversary of Princess Diana's death rolls around, we take a look back to her childhood and share some very special photos 

Diana was born on the July 1,1961. She grew up close to the Royal family on Sandringham estate.

Born into the Spencer family, Diana was a member of the British nobility from the beginning, setting her up for a lifetime of privilege.

Diana's childhood was not plain sailing. She had a rocky relationship with her mother, and described her childhood as an unhappy one.

While her early life may not have been perfect, we have certainly been left with an array of lovely photos of Diana throughout her youth. Before her untimely death in 1997.

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Here's some of our favorites

 Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997), later the wife of Prince Charles, on her first birthday at Park House, Sandringham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997), later the wife of Prince Charles, on her first birthday at Park House, Sandringham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 Lady Diana Frances Spencer (1961 - 1997), later Princess of Wales, aged 2, at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Lady Diana Frances Spencer (1961 - 1997), later Princess of Wales, aged 2, at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Lady Diana Frances Spencer (1961 - 1997), playing with her brother Charles Edward Maurice, the Viscount Althorp, in the grounds of Park House, Sandringham when she was six years old. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Lady Diana Frances Spencer (1961 - 1997), playing with her brother Charles Edward Maurice, the Viscount Althorp, in the grounds of Park House, Sandringham when she was six years old. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A young Lady Diana Spencer with a pram at Park House, Sandringham in Norfolk, 1964. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A young Lady Diana Spencer with a pram at Park House, Sandringham in Norfolk, 1964. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997) later the wife of Prince Charles, 1969. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Lady Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997) later the wife of Prince Charles, 1969. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Lady Diana Spencer (1961-1997), the future Princess of Wales during a summer holiday in 1971 in Itchenor, West Sussex in Britain. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lady Diana Spencer (1961-1997), the future Princess of Wales during a summer holiday in 1971 in Itchenor, West Sussex in Britain. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)