Diana was undoubtly the most photographed woman in the world. It was only natural to take those photographs of her and publish a book. Some of the most respected Royal Photographers who followed Diana around the globe did just this very thing. Today there are books on Diana’ fashion, hair and makeup as well as her worldy travels. So which ones are the best for photographs of the most photographed woman? Here is my list.
Dresses From the Collection of Diana Princess of Wales.This is the Ultimate Diana photo book it covers the 79 gowns that she auctioned off for charity in 1997. Can only be purchased on Ebay.
2A Dress for Diana Is the history of the most famous wedding gown of the century. Great vintage photos of the gown in the process of being made along with some background information that was not shared with the public before.
3Originally printed as 26 part work series publish from March to September of 1998. Diana : An Extraordinary Life tells Diana’s complete story from birth to her tragic death. With over 2000 colour pictures, newspaper cuttings, and even the original designer’s sketches of the dresses they made for her, this is the Diana bible. Divided into four sections — Chronicle, In Fashion, The People’s Princess and the Princess of Charities.
Diana the Unseen Archives includes lots of early press photos from the 80s all the way up to 1997.
5Dressing Diana A comprehensive look at the designers who dressed Diana during her reign as Princess of wales. This is the book most doll cloth designers use as reference when creating outfits for the Princess Diana doll by the Franklin Mint
6Diana Portrait of a Princess All the Photos were taken by Royal Photographer Jayne Fincher Who has taken many of the classic Diana photos that we all have come to love.
7Diana Princess of Wales At Kensington Palace is book dedicated to Diana’s last photo shoot. Mario tells the story of that special day when Diana was able to just be her self in front of the camera. If you were not able to make it to the exhibit in london to the the photos up close this book is the next best thing.
8Diana Princess of Wales book of fashion a chronicle of Diana’s early 1980s fashions. Wonderful shots of her jewels as well.
9The Diana Look by Sue James. More of Diana ‘s 80s fashions along with many desinger sketches and how you can get the Diana look for your self.
10Diana Secrets of her style a look at Diana’s Style transformation from the 80s til her death including some sketches as well
This list is comprised from my own private collection of books, I am sure there are many others out there which have much better photos and information. But these are the ones in my library that I consider my favorites.
Diana tell all books have been coming out for years and I have collected quite a few of them. After awhile you can get tired of reading Diana’s story over and over especially if it starts In July 1,1961 Diana was born…So here is my list of 10 Diana books you should read if you are captivated by her life and want to know more.
1The closest thing we have to Diana’s Autobiogrphy
2.The tragic ending to Diana’s life is told in a tasteful way. Be sure to have plenty of tissues handy
3Edwards really did Diana Justice in this book
4Written with Diana’s mother as a way to set the record straight as to what Diana’s Childhood was really like and how their relationship as mother and daughter evolved over the years.
5Written By Diana’s first employer Mary Robertson. A wonderful look in to Diana life before she became the most famous woman in history.
6The Story of what happened that night From the sole survivor of the crash Although the books focus’s mostly on His recovery I found the book fascinating especially as I got to the chapter about how they basically rebuilt his face after the crash
7The Butler’s first attempt to make Money off of his life with Diana. It received a lukewarm reception from Diana’s fans. I didn’t have a problem with the book my self except i found my self grabbing tissues every other chapter.
8The Butler’s second book on Diana this one had a little bit more information such as his trial at Old Baily for stealing Diana’s things etc. The photos were interesting as well.
9A fascinating look at the parallels between the two women.
10A look at Diana’s relationship with her sons and how her death has affected their lives today