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Diana: Portrait of a Princess

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Diana. From her first exposure to the world as the fiancee of the future King of England to her death as perhaps the most revered figure of the century, she captured the imagination and the love of literally hundreds of millions of people. And, from her first portrait of Lady Diana Spencer in 1980 to her last shoot months before Diana's tragic death and finally to Diana's ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 31st 1998 by Simon & Schuster
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This is an exquisite book about Lady Diana Spencer - who was oft-called "the most photographed woman in the world".

Jayne Fincher actually seems to care about Diana and knew her - something I think that is lacking in most books that were written hastily in the wake of Diana's untimely death. She even dedicates the book to the memory of Diana, something I think is important - most of the so-called "tribute" books were written by either publications that used to benefit from the paparazzi's
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This book gives a concise history of Diana from the time she started dating Prince Charles to her funeral as seen through the eyes of one of the photographers who followed her.Especially interesting to look back and compare her public persona to that of her daughter-in-law, Kate. Lots of nice pictures.
Deb Stratas
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spectacular book! The photos by royal photographer Jayne Fincher are incredible and it's filled with interesting tidbits about a life following Princess Diana around with a camera. A must-have coffee table book!
Marianne Meyers
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The photos in this book are stunning.
Will probably read again.
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“Diana’s great-grandmother Frances Work, or Fanny, as she was known to her family, was an American, and perhaps that is why the Princess always felt such a great affinity for the land across the Atlantic. Fanny’s father began his career as a clerk in Ohio and ended up making millions as a financial whiz in Manhattan. A great patriot, he promised to disinherit any of his offspring who married Europeans. But Fanny, like Diana a strong-willed woman, crossed the Atlantic and married British aristocrat James Boothby Burke Roche, who became the third Baron Fermoy. When the marriage broke up, she returned to New York with twin sons and a daughter, and her indulgent father forgave her.” 0 likes
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