New Princess Diana wedding photographs up for auction

Princess Diana

A set of behind-the-scenes photographs from Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles is going up for auction in Boston next month.

The color and black and white images show Diana in her flowing white wedding gown interacting with her family in candid scenes away from the wedding spectacle.

The images were taken in July 1981 at the reception at Buckingham Palace after the major fanfare of a ceremony in St Paul’s Cathedral, according to RR Auction.

They came from a collection of an assistant to photographer Patrick Lichfield, a cousin of the queen, who had extensive access to the royal family.

Three of the images show Diana holding her youngest bridesmaid, a five-year-old.

In addition to Diana, the images include Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne and Princess Margaret.

In 1996 Diana was divorced from Charles, shortly before her death in a Paris car crash in 1997.

The 14 images will go on sale September 24 at a Boston area auction house.

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