The Princess of Wales with her sons William and Harry on the chair lift during a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, April 1991. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)Image: Getty Images
As it is Princess Diana's birthday, let's take a look back at some of the defining moments throughout the late princess's life.
This photo series will showcase some of the most heartwarming moments shared between Diana and her two sons, William and Harry.
William was born in 1982, and Harry in 1984. While Diana's life was often tarred by her relationship with Prince Charles and the media that so closely scrutinized her, her connection with her two sons was always apparent.
Following Diana's marriage with Prince Charles, she became one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. Her celebrity grew and grew, and she ushered in a new era of fame and celebrity for the Royal Family.
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Ultimately, Diana's fame would become too much, as media intrusion became commonplace in her life. She was hounded by paparazzi, particularly following the breakup of her marriage with Prince Charles.
One thing that never faltered, however, was Diana's relationship with her boys. Throughout her life, Diana shared so many amazing moments with the boys, some of which were luckily caught on camera. Princess Diana was by all accounts an amazing mother to William and Harry, and would regularly bring them with her while she worked with charities and non-profit organizations. She did this as she wanted the boys to understand the privilege that they had as members of the Royal Family.
Diana's passing rocked the nation. It was undoubtedly the biggest media event of the year and Royalists around the world were distraught. Today, on her birthday, let's take a look at some of Princess Diana's most magical moments.
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Here are some of our favorites:
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) with her sons Prince William (left) and Prince Harry on a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, 30th March 1993. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales takes her sons William and Harry out on the boat 'Maid of the Mist' at Niagara Falls, October 1991. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
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The Princess of Wales spends a holiday with her family and the Spanish royals at Marivent Palace, Majorca, August 1987. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) with her sons, Prince William (left) and Prince Harry at a photocall on the steps of the Marivent Palace during their summer holiday in Majorca, July 1988. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
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The Princess of Wales outside Wetherby School in London, with her sons William and Harry, April 1990. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales greets her sons Prince William and Prince Harry on the deck of the yacht Britannia in Toronto, when they joined their parents on an official visit to Canada, 23rd October 1991. The Princess is wearing a Moschino suit. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
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* Originally published in August 2019.