Fans praise ‘tender moment’ Princess Di greeted Queen days before her wedding

A sweet photo of Princess Diana kissing Queen Elizabeth II on the cheek as she greeted her has resurfaced online.

The photo was taken on July 26, 1981, just three days before the then Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles.

Prince Charles and his then-fiance, Lady Di were spectators at the Imperial International Polo Match for the Silver Jubilee Cup with England versus Spain at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor.

The photo was shared on social media by a fan with the caption: "Lady Diana greets the Queen at a polo match. The wedding was just around the corner."

Fellow royal fans were delighted to see the sweet image.

In reply, one person wrote: "Wow! Beautiful!"

Another commented: "Love it!"

"Never seen this wow," wrote a third.

"Isn't that a tender moment," another replied.

It has been reported that Diana's first time meeting Queen Elizabeth was at Balmoral.

The meeting took place after she had been dating Prince Charles for just a short time.

Diana later told royal biographer Andrew Morton in the book Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words, she was "terrified" about the experience.

The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was seen by a global television audience of 750 million in 74 countries.

They wed in front of 3,500 guests, including the royal family, celebrities, and world leaders.

A public holiday was declared in the UK and 28.4 million Brits watched the ceremony on TV while 600,000 people lined the streets of London.

The wedding took place on Wednesday, July 29, 1981, at St Paul's Cathedral in central London and was widely billed as a "fairytale" and the "wedding of the century".

  • 'Feisty' Princess Charlotte is 'identical' to dad Prince William and great-gran the Queen

When Di, 20 at the time, stepped out of her carriage and walked up the steps of St Paul's Cathedral, the world was in awe.

She wore an antique lace and ivory silk taffeta gown featuring more than 10,000 pearls and a long train.

Diana, standing at 5ft 10, was the same height as Charles and decided to wear low-heeled shoes on her wedding day so she wasn't taller than him.

Princess Diana tragically passed away in a car accident in a tunnel at the Pont d'Alma in Paris, France, on August 31, 1997.

Source: Read Full Article