Trilby Beresford
March 15, 2017 10:24 am

It’s hard to believe that Princess Diana has been gone for 20 whole years — it seems like just yesterday she was gracing the world with her incredible love and compassion.

To mark the 20 year anniversary, iconic photos of Princess Diana taken the year of her death by photographer Mario Testino will go up on display at Althorp House in England (where Diana lived before her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales), this May to October.

The exhibition is organized by Diana’s brother Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer, and it’s a collection of 15 portraits — the last official ones ever taken of her — from 1997, the year of her death. The photos will be part of a tribute to Diana that includes the immense work she did for charity.

Here are just a few of the portraits, as seen with Testino.

CARL DE SOUZA/ Stringer/Getty Images
CARL DE SOUZA / Stringer/Getty Images

via giphyDiana was known for being incredibly generous with her time and spent much of it spreading awareness about those in need. This desire to help others is something she clearly passed on to her sons, who do great work with the Heads Together charity that supports people with mental illness, and The Running Man charity, which aids the homeless community.

We’re so glad that Princess Diana is being remembered and honored in such a special way. Testino said that the portraits are “symbolic of her kindness and beauty.” He went on to add, “I’m very happy to see them at Earl Spencer’s home, which brings her back to her family estate.”

What a beautiful way to honor the legacy of such a special woman.

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