Before the world was obsessed with Kate Middleton, there was Princess Diana. Although she only acquired her title through marriage, she was known to many as the Princess of our hearts.

She was a kind, courageous and outspoken woman who won the nation over with her words and actions. All these years later, she is still loved and missed by many – and still serves as a style icon.

In the ’80s and ’90s she became one of the most photographed women around, so there is an abundance of iconic images of her available on the internet today. However, there are some more elusive photographs of Diana which have been discovered, giving us an insight into what she may have been like before she became royalty, and what she was like behind the scenes while surrounded by family and friends.

A true Diana fan will want to scroll through these amazing photographs to catch a glimpse of the life of the Princess of our hearts before royalty.

The Wedding Of The Century

On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana and Prince Charles were married at Westminster Abbey. Lady Diana stole the show in her incredibly beautiful wedding dress which was valued at £9,000 and featured a 25-foot train. 600,000 people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the couple en route to the ceremony, and over 750 million people watched from the comforts of their own home, as the entire event was televised for all to see.

Newborn Diana Spencer

This grainy photograph is in fact baby Diana with her mother and father, John Spencer, Viscount Althorp. She was born in Sandringham, England, on July 1, 1961 and this photograph was taken shortly after that. This image is interesting as cameras were harder to get hold of back in the early ’60s, however the fact she was born into a noble family probably has something to do with the production of this photograph.