Princess Diana's Personal Photos: A Rare Glimpse Into Her Private Life 20 Years After Her Death

Get a glimpse at personal images of the royal mom two decades later

By Meg Swertlow Aug 30, 2017 10:00 AMTags
Watch: HBO Documentary Shows Princess Diana's "Fun Side"

It's been almost exactly 20 years to the day since the world lost Princess Diana.

In preparation of the two-decade anniversary of her death, Prince Harry and Prince William have given the public a new glimpse into the private life of the royal, who was killed in a car accident in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997.

Last month, Diana's sons appeared in a very personal documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy for HBO. In the doc, the brothers discussed their mother's truncated life for the first time and did so on their terms.

In recent days, the boys have been celebrating the woman who was known to the world as the Princess of Wales, but who was simply known to them as "Mum." The sons rededicated their mother's grave on her birthday last month. Additionally, the brothers have even allowed for the release of a plethora of Diana's personal photos from her short but headline-making life.

On the okay of Prince Harry and Prince William, Kensington Palace released personal, previously never-before-seen photographs of Diana and her family and along with the revealing images, the Palace tweeted, "The Duke and Prince Harry are pleased to share two more family photographs from the late Diana, Princess of Wales' personal photo album."

Check out the candid photos of the royal mother...

A fun-filled video posted to Kensington Palace's Instagram also shows the mother of two having a blast with Harry as they hit up (and go down) a water slide at an amusement park. She may have been a regal royal to the world but these touching images and videos highlight a hands-on mother who cared deeply for her young sons.

In one Instagram post, Kensington Palace wrote of the documentary, "The 90-minute film celebrates the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales in the 20th anniversary year since her passing. In the documentary, The Duke and Prince Harry recall fond memories from their childhood as they look through photographs in a family album assembled by the late Princess."