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With the current Royal Wedding mania that has swept the world, there is also a note of sadness that the late Princess Diana wasn't alive to see her oldest son walk down the aisle. A look back at the princess's short life.

Lady Diana as a chubby two-year-old at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk.

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Lady Diana as a seven-year-old.

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Family album picture of Lady Diana Spencer at Itchenor, West Sussex, England in this undated file photo, during the summer of 1970.

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Princess Diana photographed with the newly born Prince Harry in October, 1984.

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Princess Diana wearing a Victor Edelstein gown as she dances at a 1985 White House dinner with actor John Travolta. The gown, expected to fetch $1 million, will be auctioned off in Toronto this June.

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Princess Diana gives a wry smile during her 1986 visit to Nanaimo, British Columbia. She and Prince Charles were enroute to Vancouver from Nanaimo at the end of the second day of their Royal Tour.

Tibor Kolley/The Globe and Mail

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Picture dated January 1, 1993 shows Princess of Wales enjoying the waters of Indian Castle Beach while vacationing on Nevis with her sons William (front) and Harry (left).

PAUL J .RICHARDS

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Diana, the Princess of Wales (C), accompanied by her son Prince Harry (R), family friend Catherine Soames (back L), and her son William (L) on March 24 for their traditional pre-Easter break at the resort in Lech, Austria.

MARTIN KEENE

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Front pages of London newspapers in 1995 show how Princess Diana has opened up a controversy surrounding her decision to give a TV interview on the BBC without informing the Queen.

JOHNNY EGGITT

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Diana, Princess of Wales, talks to amputees in 1997 at the the Neves Bendinha Orthopedic Workshop on the outskirts of Luanda, Angola. Sitting on Diana's lap is 13-year-old Sandra Thijica who lost her left leg to a land-mine while working the land with her mother in Saurimo, eastern Angola, in 1994. Princess Diana was visiting Angola in an effort to create awareness about land-mines.

JOAO SILVA

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Princess Diana holds hands with Mother Teresa the foundress of the Missionaries of Charity, as the two emerged after a brief meeting at the Missionaries of Charity's residence in the Bronx section of New York City, June 18, 1997.

Mike Segar/Reuters

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Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Fayed, walk on a pontoon in the French Riviera resort of St Tropez, days before she was killed in a car crash in Paris.

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