Never before seen photographs of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding are coming to auction presenting an opportunity to witness genuine snapshots of the big day.
Princess Diana was born on July 1, 1961 near Sandringham, England. She became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. In what has been called the wedding of the century, Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles were married on July 29, 1981 and the ceremony was broadcast on television for the world to see.
The photographs featured in the upcoming auction are candid, tender and informal. There are 14 photos in the collection capturing the preparatory moments leading up to the ceremony. In three of the photos, the new Princess is shown holding five year old Clementine Hambro, the youngest bridesmaid. The most breath-taking photograph in the collection is said to be of Princess Diana and Prince Charles from behind on the famous balcony overlooking the immense crowds.
Henrietta Gordon-Cumming was the female assistant responsible for providing a statement of authenticity for the photographs. She speaks of Lord Lichfield and of the task she was given to collate black and white and colour photographs for an album that he would later present to the newly-weds. The photographs to be auctioned are the ones that were not included in the album she prepared.
The auction will take place on September 24 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. RR Auction is supervising the event at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and the photographs are expected to fetch at least £11,000.