It was the wedding of the century; the fairy tale celebration that influenced the next generation of brides. And now, 34 years later, a series of unreleased photos from the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles are heading to RR Auction house. The photos, taken by an assistant to Patrick Lichfield — a nobleman and well-known photographer who was the only person permitted to take candid photos at the wedding — depict the newlyweds entering Buckingham Palace after their ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Here, take a look at some of the photos:
Princess Diana carries her youngest attendant, five-year-old Clementine Hambro:
Behind the scenes during their formal portrait session:
750 million people around the world tuned in for the television broadcast. Here, the Queen takes a glance at the crowd gathered outside the palace:
And the couple stepped outside to greet their adoring fans.
“These never-before-seen photographs capture the candid and unrehearsed moments of the fairytale wedding,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.