Iconic images of Princess Diana on show at Althorp

One of the images of Princess Diana.
One of the images of Princess Diana.

Mario Testino’s iconic collection of images of Princess Diana will be on display at Althorp in the summer.

Fifteen images taken in 1997 of the late Princess of Wales are going on show at the family home of the Spencers and the final resting place of the princess.

The photographs Testino initially shot for Vanity Fair turned out to be the last official portraits taken of the Princess before her untimely death the same year.

Twenty years later, the images will be on display in their entirety in the exhibition rooms located within Althorp’s glorious, Grade I-listed, Stables. Visitors will be able to browse the exhibition alongside a reminder of Diana’s legacy and charitable works.

Earl Spencer said: “I have always felt that Mario Testino captured the essence of Diana, quite brilliantly.

“These wonderful images made a huge impact on me when I saw them first, and revisiting them now, twenty years later, seems a fitting tribute to my beautiful, fabulous, sister.”

Previously shown at Kensington Palace in 2005, the original photographs now form part of the permanent exhibition at MATE – Museo Mario Testino - in Lima, Peru where a room is dedicated to a selection of images from the collection.

The exhibition at Althorp this year will be the first time in 12 years that the entire collection will be on display.

Entrance to the exhibition will be included in the regular Althorp admission ticket. Visit spencerofalthorp.com for more information.