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Princess Diana: Images We Can't Forget

She was the most photographed woman in the world. Here, the shots that stand the test of time

  • The Royal Engagement photo | Prince Charles, Princess Diana

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Updated: Thursday Jun 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM EDT By: Cara Lynn Shultz

The Royal Engagement

In the first photograph of the royal couple, Charles, Prince of Wales, then 32, poses with his fiancée, Lady Diana Spencer, 19, outside Buckingham Palace on Feb. 24, 1981 – just moments after announcing their engagement. Nearly three decades later, Diana's son William proposed to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton with his late mother's iconic engagement ring.