A total of 15 iconic images of Diana, Princess Wales are to go on display at Althorp this week. Althorp has been the family home of the Spencers since 1508 and it is also the final resting of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The photos by Mario Testino were taken 1997 and turned out to be the last official photos taken of Diana before her death later that same year.
“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, 20 years later, seems a fitting tribute to my beautiful, fabulous, sister,” says Earl Spencer.
“It’s a real privilege to have been given the opportunity to photograph someone like Princess Diana, and to have the images become symbolic of her kindness and beauty. I’m very happy to see them at Earl Spencer’s home, which brings her back to her family estate,” says Mario Testino.
The photos have previously been shown at Kensington Palace and the display at Althorp will be the first time the entire collection is on show in 12 years.
The exhibition will open on 1 May and will run until 8 October 2017.