Princess Diana has always been a darling and fav to the public, and people are intrigued by everything about her, even her childhood life. Here we list 20 moments of Diana before becoming an official royal.
Diana Frances Spencer was born in Sandringham, July 1, 1961. When she took this picture in 1962, she was only 1 year old, while Prince Charles was already 12.
This photograph recorded Diana as a chubby two-year-old baby. At the time, she lived with her family in Park House, one of Queen's estates.
Diana was an animal lover, ever since she was a child. She loved everything small and furry.
At Park House, 6-year-old Diana played with her brother Charles Spencer, whose godmother was the then princess, Queen Elizabeth II.
7-year-old Diana stood in Cadogan Place Gardens in London, wearing a red dress and a navy blue cardigan.
Taken in March 1969, the photo shows Diana's family union for her grandparents' 50th anniversary. Diana and her brother Charles stood in the front.
Diana was not happy being sent to boarding school at Riddlesworth Hall. She later told her father that he wouldn't leave her there all alone if he loved her.
Pet Soufflé was all the 14-year-old Diana cared about. She often went to see Soufflé on the Isle of Seil, where her parents lived.
In 1975, Diana officially became Lady Diana, and her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer.
In 1980, before she met Prince Charles, Diana worked as a kindergarten teacher and as a nanny for an American businesswoman in London.
In a pink dress and a black coat, Lady Diana attended Princess Margaret's 50th birthday party in London's Ritz Hotel.
After her courtship with Prince Charles became public, Diana was in the limelight and was often surrounded by reporters on the street.
In February 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana announced their engagement. Diana wore a royal blue suit dress, matching up with her sapphire engagement ring.
A month after announcing their engagement, Lady Diana went to Buckingham Palace to visit her future mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II.
When she attended her first official date with Prince Charles after their engagement, Diana wore a black satin dress with ruffle trim.
Diana, in a peach dress with a floral fascinator, attended Royal Ascot with her future in-laws.
In June 1981, Lady Diana attended the London premiere of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only in a red sequined dress.
Lady Diana wore a shamrock-green dress to attend the opening of a Mountbatten Exhibition.
In the photo, Lady Diana and Prince Charles just finished their last wedding rehearsal. She assumed the title Her Royal Highness, Princess of Wales.
The royal couple were married on July 29, 1981, just weeks after Diana turned 20 years old. Her wedding day was her last day as a non-royal.