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Diana wedding photos some with Charles up for auction

August 18, 2015 5:58 pmViews: 101

Never seen Diana wedding photos behind the scene moments.

Diana wedding photos some with Charles up for auction.

Diana and Prince Charles on the Buckingham Palace balcony July 29, 1981.
Diana wedding photos by assistant to photographer Patrick Lichfield.

The most striking photo of all is when Princess Diana and Prince Charles are on the balcony. And they are overlooking the crowd in front of the Buckingham Palace.

A collection of fourteen original candid behind-the-scenes photos from the wedding reception of Princess Diana and Prince Charles will be in a live auction event on September 24, 2015.

The photos are from the wedding reception at Buckingham Palace on July 29, 1981. It was after the ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The images were not in the final albums. The originales were from the collection of an assistant to English photographer Patrick Lichfield. Whose peerage descent would allow him access to the Royal Family.

The collection consists of seven black-and-white glossy photos. And five color satin-finish photos. The pass used by Lichfield’s assistant for access to the palace is also in the collection.

Six of the photos show Princess Diana wearing her wedding dress with members of her family and her  wedding party. The photos also include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew.

Diana wedding photos some with Charles up for auction.

Diana talking to her junior bridesmaid, Clementine Hambro,
Queen Elizabeth is shown passing them by. July 29, 1981.

Three photos show Princess Diana holding five-year-old Clementine Hambro. Clementine was Diana’s  youngest bridesmaid. And another photo shows her setting Clementine down. One of the photos shows Diana smiling as Prince Andrew leans over to talk to Clementine. Queen Elizabeth is clearly visible walking alongside Princess Diana in four of the images. The Queen Mother is seen in two photos. And Prince Charles is in two of these photographs.

Diana wedding photos some with Charles up for auction.

Diana is shown with her wedding gown designers Elizabeth and David Emanuel.
Just as they are fixing her bridal train for the formal photos. July 29, 1981.

The color photos all bear official Lichfield labels asserting copyright that is on the back. Queen Elizabeth is shown watching a television broadcast of the crowd outside the Palace in two photos. One shows Princess Diana in the Throne Room, shown above. And her dress designers Elizabeth and David Emanuel are arranging her train for the formal photographs. One photo shows Princess Michael of Kent from behind in her turquoise dress. The Royal family are in another photo shows Mark Philips, Prince Andrew, Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Earl Spencer, the Duke and Duchess of York and the Baroness Fellows.

The photographs include a letter of provenance that identifies the subjects in each photo. And further specifics from the assistant to Lichfield. The assistant was the only photographer who could take informal photographs of the royal family. And their guests when they came back to Buckingham Palace from the ceremony.

Bobby Livingston the Executive VP at RR Auction said, “These never-before-seen photographs capture the candid moments of the fairytale wedding.”

The Remarkable Rarities live auction will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA on September 24, 2015. More details can be found online at

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