Fans who lived through the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles remember waking up in the middle of in the middle of the night to experience the live broadcast of the elegant nuptials of the People's Princess. But now, never before seen photos of the royal wedding, believed to have been taken by Lord Patrick Lichfield, have been released ahead of a live auction, set to take place September 28th in Cambridge, MA. Click through the gallery to relive the magic or experience it for the very first time.
The photos were taken on July 29, 1981 at Buckingham Palace.
Clad in her now famous wedding gown, Princess Diana carried her youngest bridesmaid, five-year-old Clementine Hambro.
Elizabeth and David Emanuel, her dress designers, assisted the new princess with her impressive train.
The photos come from the collection of an assistant to Lord Patrick Lichfield.
He captured the image of a smiling Queen Elizabeth II as a television showed the crowds gathered outside.
The royal family, including Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and others gathered to prepare for formal photos.
The Queen's hat game was as strong then as it is today.
In memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in an automobile accident in Paris, France on August 31, 1997.
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The Prince and Princess shared a delicate kiss.
MARIAGE DE LADY DIANA ET DU PRINCE CHARLES EN 1981
They smiled as they posed together as man and wife.
Wedding Of Charles And Diana
The 1981 wedding was the hottest ticket of the year, to be sure.
Litchfield was the only photographer allowed to take informal photos of the family and their guests when they arrived back at the palace.
Prince Albert bent down to have a chat with young Hambro.
The gentle princess patted the head of a handsome young member of the wedding party.
Will you be bidding on these timeless photos?