A collection of 14 rare wedding pictures of Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding on July 29, 1981 have been released to the public. The original photos are to be part of the auction block of RR Auction’s Remarkable Rarities Auction on the 17th of September.
The photos were taken by the assistant of Lord Patrick Lichfield, a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth. He was the only photographer permitted to take photos at the wedding. The photos never made the cut when the wedding photo album was compiled.
The assistant explains in a statement, “We were assigned by the royal couple, to take informal and formal photographs of the royal family and their invited guests after the ceremony when they returned to Buckingham Palace for the wedding reception. These are the photographs that were not used in the family album that Lord Lichfield presented to Prince Charles and Princess Diana to commemorate the day of their wedding.”
The images show behind the scenes of the royal wedding including Diana holding her youngest bridesmaid and Queen Elizabeth watching the crowds gathered for the ceremony on a small TV.