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Originally posted 01/04/2013 05:00PM
Leave it to royal reporter and Diana biographer Andrew Morton to reveal the "unknown male" in the 1980s photo of the late princess making the rounds Friday as it heads to auction.
Morton, who wrote Diana, Her True Story, was familiar with the image from when he was originally "given the task of trying to identify the boy in the picture."
"The young man was Adam Russell, the great-grandson of former prime minister Stanley Baldwin, and now a deer farmer in Dorset," Morton tells the U.K.'s Guardian of when he conducted interviews for his book.
Originally posted 01/04/2013 10:30AM
She was one of the world's most photographed women, but now a new and unseen photo of the late Princess Diana is causing a stir nearly 16 years after her death as it goes to public auction.
The black-and-white photo shows a teenage Diana on a Swiss ski holiday lounging on the lap of a young man, who has been identified as Adam Russell, the great-grandson of former prime minister Stanley Baldwin. He is reading a book and resting it on Diana's shoulder.
A bottle of liquor rests on a window ledge above her head, creating an image that was certain to be unfit for a future princess, and is one that was marked "not to be published," according to Britain's Daily Mirror, which purchased the picture in Feb. 26, 1981 – just two days after the then-Diana Spencer was engaged to Prince Charles.
The photo was kept hidden in the paper's archives until it was purchased seven years ago by the private Caren Archive. It is now set for auction by RR Auctions in New Hampshire, and is being described as a "salacious teenage image of the future princess."
Originally posted 09/14/2012 07:30PM
While visiting the Assyakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge followed religious protocol and donned a headscarf while entering the house of worship.
But she's hardly the first royal woman to do so while visiting an Asian nation.
During a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, in 2007, the Duchess of Cornwall followed custom, wearing a gray headscarf to enter the Eyüp Sultan Mosque while visiting with Prince Charles.
Originally posted 09/11/2012 08:20AM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Singapore, the first stop on their official tour to Southeast Asia to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
In a nod to her hosts, Kate, 30, wore a pink kimono-style dress with an orchid pattern by British designer Jenny Packham as they arrived Tuesday.
One of their first stops was at the city's Botanic Gardens to view their famed orchids, including one named for the couple and one named after William's late mother, Princess Diana.
Originally posted 08/06/2012 10:30AM
Princess Diana's legacy lives on – thanks to her brother, Earl Spencer.
Spencer, 47, and his wife Countess Spencer, 39, have welcomed their first child together, a healthy 8 lb., 14 oz. baby girl whom they have named Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer – after his beloved late sister.
"She's adorable," the proud (seven-time) father told London's Daily Mail.
Although the couple hadn't settled on a name before the birth, Spencer had the newborn's late aunt Diana in mind. "I very much wanted her commemorated in the naming of our daughter," he said.
Originally posted 07/02/2012 12:30PM
Back in February, Naomi Watts said she was looking forward to "rising to the challenge" of playing Princess Diana on screen.
It appears that she's done just that – in the looks department, at least.
Watts, 43, (who will star in next year's biopic Caught in Flight about Diana, Princess of Wales) was photographed in London filming scenes and bearing an uncanny resemblance to the late royal.
Originally posted 05/29/2012 11:15AM
Despite the overabundance of dignitaries in attendance on his 2011 wedding day to Kate Middleton, there was one person missing, though very much on Prince William's mind: his mother, Princess Diana.
"Very difficult" is how the prince recalls her absence that day, as he reveals during an ABC interview airing Tuesday night, as part of The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric.
"I sort of prepared myself beforehand so that I was sort of mentally prepared ... I didn't want any wobbly lips or anything going on," says William, 29. "It's the one time since she's died, where I've ... thought to myself it would be fantastic if she was here, and just how sad really for her, more than anything, not being able to see it."
Originally posted 05/20/2012 12:15PM
Much like Prince William's late mother, Princess Diana, Duchess Kate has captured the attention of the world with her grace, style and charitable work.
And just like Princess Diana – who was featured on roughly 55 PEOPLE covers during her all-too-short lifetime – Kate's also landed on several covers of the magazine. In this week's cover story, PEOPLE explores Kate's evolving style and blossoming confidence in her new royal role.
Diana, too, was a trendsetter in her day. In the daring look above from 1990, Diana sports a glamorous, plunging neckline – similar to Kate's own bold, individual style.
Originally posted 04/30/2012 08:30AM
As Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge wrap their first year of marriage, Penny Thornton – former astrologer to Princess Diana – says the couple's stars are perfectly aligned for another happy year ahead.
"You couldn't have put the astrological symbols in a better place, " says Thornton on the pairing of Kate, a Capricorn (born January 9, 1982) and William, a Cancer (born June 21, 1982). "They even have the sun/moon tie up. It's classic symmetry."
Looking to the stars to see what the year ahead will hold for the royal couple, Thornton says: "It's all about re-establishing the popularity of the monarchy and they will continue with that."
Originally posted 02/09/2012 06:00PM
Naomi Watts is about to become royalty – at least on screen.
The actress, 43, is set to star in Caught in Flight, a film described as "a compelling portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales during the last two years of her life," according to BBC News.
"It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role," British-born Watts said in a statement. "Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen."
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