Prince Harry: 13 Forgotten Photos of Him and Princess Diana

Being the most photographed person in the world, a great many pictures were taken of Princess Diana. From her early days in the British royal family to the moments leading up to the tragic car accident that took her life and those of 2 others in August 1997, there are thousands, if not millions, of photos featuring Diana. Among them, of course, are snapshots of Diana with her beloved sons, Prince William of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Sussex. Ahead, check out some forgotten photos of Diana and Harry. 

Prince Harry and Princess Diana had lots of fun together

Princess Diana and Prince Harry attend VJ Day Commemorative Evens
Prince Harry and Princess Diana | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

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Harry and William lost their mother far too soon. They were still young boys when their mom passed away and since then they’ve continued Diana’s legacy and kept her memory alive. During interviews in the years after her death, both William and Harry have reminisced on their late mother. They’ve highlighted her wicked sense of humor and used the word “kid” to describe her because she always made them laugh.

It’s clear from photos of Harry and Diana that no matter what they were doing they always had fun. Wherever their travels took them, they always had a good time.

Enjoying some time in the South of France in 1996, Diana and Harry took a jet ski out for a spin on the water. 

Princess Diana and Prince Harry on a jet ski in the South of France, 1996
Princess Diana anda Prince Harry on a jet ski | Anwar Hussein/WireImage

The following year, also in France, taken about a month before Diana died, photographers snapped a picture of Harry on a jet ski yet again. This time instead of riding on the jet ski with her youngest son, Diana stood on a dock while she and Harry exchanged a few words. 

Princess Diana stands on a dock while Prince Harry sits on a jet ski, 1997
Princess Diana stands on a dock while Prince Harry sits on a jet ski, 1997 | Pool RAT/REY/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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In another photo taken leading up to Diana’s death, she stood on a yacht in Saint- Tropez, France, while photographers captured her giving Harry a hug. 

Princess Diana hugs Prince Harry in St. Tropez, France
Princess Diana hugs Prince Harry | Michel Dufour/WireImage

On an earlier family trip to a tropical location around 1993, Harry played in the water alongside Diana. 

Prince Harry and Princess Diana on the beach in the Caribbean
Prince Harry and Princess Diana | Tom Wargacki/WireImage

Their vacations didn’t just take them to warm climates. They also went skiing in Austria. Here are Diana and Harry carrying their skiing gear as they trudge through the snow. 

Prince Harry and Princess Diana on a skiing trip in Austria, circa 1993
Prince Harry, Princess Diana, and others | Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

And they attended many polo matches together. Here they are at one in Windsor, England.

Princess Diana holds a young Prince Harry in her arms at a polo match
Princess Diana carries Prince Harry | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

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A not-so-fun moment during time abroad in Spain happened when Diana helped Harry with his shoes during a photo-call.

Princess Diana helps a young Prince Harry put his shoes on while on a family vacation in Spain, circa 1987
Princess Diana and Prince Harry | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Not exactly fun young Harry didn’t seem to mind.

They held hands a lot

Attending a birthday celebration for the Queen Mother, Diana held Harry’s hand with her right and placed her left hand on his shoulder.

Princess Diana and Prince Harry on the Queen Mother's birthday in 1992
Princess Diana and Prince Harry | Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

There were plenty of other times where Diana made sure Harry stuck with her. Attending a play of William’s, young Harry held Diana’s hand as they exited the theater.

Princess Diana and Prince Harry at the Palace Theatre, 1988
Princess Diana and Prince Harry at the Palace Theatre, 1988 | Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

Walking to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle to attend a royal wedding, Diana held Harry’s as they headed to the ceremony. St. George’s Chapel later became the venue for Harry’s 2018 wedding to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. 

Prince Harry and Princess Diana attend royal wedding of Lady Helen Windsor and Tim Taylor on July 18, 1992
Princess Diana and Prince Harry | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

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Getting off a plane in Scotland in 1986, Diana held Harry’s hand while William walked behind her. 

Prince William, Princess Diana, and Prince Harry arrive in Scotland, 1986
Prince William, Princess Diana, and Prince Harry | Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

Not holding hands but Diana gently guided young Harry by the shoulder as he carried a plate of strawberries. 

Princess Diana walks with Prince Harry as he holds a plate of strawberries
Princess Diana and Prince Harry | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

So sweet!

Clearly, Harry and Diana shared a close bond and despite the Duke of Sussex losing his mother he has many cherished memories of the time they had together.