Diana, Princess of Wales - National Portrait Gallery
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AN EXHIBITION marking the tenth anniversary of her death, Diana, Princess of Wales, is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
When Patrick Lichfield’s official photographs of the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales were reproduced globally, no one could have predicted to what extent the ‘fairy-tale’ princess would capture the world’s imagination.
The exhibition features portraits drawn from the Gallery’s collection and charts Diana’s progression from shy teenager to glamorous, sophisticated woman – from her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 to her last public charitable campaign in 1997.
It also demonstrates the many roles the princess embodied during her lifetime – as a member of the Royal Family, as a wife and mother, as an ambassador for charities and good causes and as an icon for beauty and fashion.
The photographers include Lord Snowdon, David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Mario Testino.
Times: Saturday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 9pm.
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