Wednesday, July 6, 2016

See 17 Rare Photographs of Princess Diana as a Child from the 1960s

British royalty Princess Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961, near Sandringham, England. Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most adored members of the British royal family. She was the daughter of Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, Viscountess Althorp (later known as the Honorable Frances Shand Kydd). Her parents divorced when Diana was young, and her father won custody of her and her siblings. She was educated first at Riddlesworth Hall and then went to boarding school at West Heath School.

She became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. Although she was known for her shyness growing up, she did show an interest in music and dancing. These are 17 fascinating vintage photos of Diana when she was a child in the 1960s.

Lady Diana Spencer with her mother at age 2 months.

Princess Diana on her first birthday at Park House, Sandringham. July 01, 1962.

2-year-old Diana Frances Spencer sits in her pram at Park House, the estate where she grew up in Sandringham, Norfolk, 1963.

Diana, 2, rests in a chair in her home at Park House in Sandringham, 1963.

A 3-year-old Diana walks around with a pram inside her Park House residence in 1964.

Diana ages 3 years old at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk.

A snapshot of Diana, 1965.

Diana plays with her brother Charles near the grounds of Park House in 1967.

Diana with her brother Charles at their home in Berkshire in 1968.

Princess Diana, 1969.

Long before she became a fashion icon as the Princess of Wales, a young Diana modeled a casual outfit for this family-album portrait taken in the late 1960s.

Princess Diana, c.1970.

Diana holding a croquet mallet during a game at Itchenor, West Sussex, January 1970.

Diana during a holiday at Itchenor in West Sussex, July 1970.

Diana in the Park House pool at Sandringham, 1970.

Diana at the wedding of Elizabeth Wake-Walker and Anthony Duckworth-Chad on May 6th, 1970.

Diana on her way to Boarding School with her Trunk and Tuck Box, c.1970.

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