Rarely-Seen Photos Show A Private Side Of Princess Diana’s Childhood

Before she was Diana, Princess of Wales, she was Lady Diana Frances Spencer, born to a family with 500 years of nobility. Diana’s upbringing was posh, but it wasn’t always happy; her mother, Frances, left her father, then Viscount Althorp, for another man. She lived mostly with her father after that, though he apparently left her to the care of nannies and boarding schools, Tina Brown writes in the foreword of a new coffee table book, Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs. The tome presents more than 100 images from Diana’s life, from family photographs of happier times in childhood to the royal the world came to know and love. The book is a complement to an upcoming Diana documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, which airs on National Geographic on August 14 at 9 PM EST. Overall, these earlier images showcase the humanity of the girl who would become the People’s Princess. Click through for a preview.

From: Harper’s Bazaar US

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