Rare photo of teenage Diana sells for $18,369
This photo of a Diana, then 19, lying in bed was believed to have been taken around the time she got engaged to Prince Charles.
January 25th, 2013
08:10 PM ET

Rare photo of teenage Diana sells for $18,369

An intimate black-and-white photograph of Princess Diana as a teenager sold today for $18,396, a New Hampshire auction company said.

The photograph - which may never before have been seen by the public, RR Auction says - offers a glimpse of the future wife of Prince Charles lying down, perhaps on a bed, wearing a light sweater or top. Only her head and arms can be seen. Behind her a young man leans against the wall, reading, his book resting on her shoulder.

The only indication of date is a stamp on the back of the print saying "26 February 1981," which would be two days after the engagement of Diana, then 19, and Prince Charles was announced by Buckingham Palace. They married in July of that year.

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  1. Portland tony

    Certainly glad CNN is under new management .....These news blogs are totally irrelevant now!

    January 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I wonder if they paid extra for the pen marks on the photograph?

    January 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ida Hull

    That's her brother with her in the photo.

    February 6, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |