It's hard to believe that it's been over 20 years since the world lost the beloved Princess Diana. She was more than just a royal, she was a mother to two handsome boys, a humanitarian, a health activist, a philanthropist, and so much more.
Her smile would light up a room. Even to this day, when pictures of Diana are shared, people are in awe of her natural beauty. During her time on this earth, she was the most admired and photographed women around the globe.
Fashion photographer, Mario Testino, looked back on his time with Princess Diana. He admitted that she was a real treat to work with.
“I knew from the start that this shoot was different," he said. "I was amazed by this person who, even though she had everything, would go to feed the homeless and visit sick children and AIDS victims. It was like a fairy tale."
"Who was she really? Why did she do this? She was trying to find love. I wanted the world to see her kindness, her humility. I think she realized that would be her way," he added.
Let's begin taking a look at some rare photos of the beloved Princess:
Prince Charles and Princess Diana in love:
The couple christened the Airbus A320 in France in 1987.
She had a sense of humor! Diana smashed an imitation bottle made of sugar over her Prince's head on the set of the Bond film, "The Living Daylights," in 1986.
The day a brave schoolboy kissed the Princess' hand.
Another rare gem of when Diana was smiling during a hunting trip.
Diana was a bridesmaid for her older sister's wedding in 1978.
Another sense of humor shot. Diana was joking around with a soldier about his face camouflage.
She got her hands dirty when she tried being a soldier herself. This is her climbing into a tank.
Check out the shoes she is sporting! Got to love her!
Diana had a competitive spirit; here she is racing her heart out for her sons' mothers race during their school sports day in 1991.
Diana loved going to the ballet. In fact, she took the stage and performed a dance to, "Uptown Girl," with Wayne Sleep at the Royal Opera House in 1985.
"You were a beautiful person inside and out and our country was so very lucky to have you as our princess," a royal fan paid tribute. "Thankfully, your two boys are so like you in so many ways. You would be so very proud of the fine young men that they have become. You are still loved and missed as much today as you were 20 years ago.”
"You will never be forgotten no matter what. You will forever be our Queen of Hearts," it concludes.
What did you think about these rare photos? Have you seen some of them before? Let us know your favorite! In other news, Kate Middleton's new royal title has been revealed and it has a bittersweet meaning behind it.
Photo Source: Woman's World