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National Geographic is publishing Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs on sale August 1, 2017. The foreword is written by Tina Brown, her friend, biographer and the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.

"Twenty years after her death we miss her more than ever, especially her humanity and the bond of compassion she forged with her admirers," Brown writes. 

The book cover photo was taken by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino, who was commissioned by Vanity Fair in 1997 to take informal portraits of Diana, Princess of Wales. 

 

Mario Testino's photographs portrayed a Princess longing for love.

The photographer admits that at the time he was a little in awe of his subject: “I was amazed by this person who, even though she had everything, would go to feed the homeless and visit sick children and Aids victims. It was like a fairy tale. Who was she really? Why did she do this? She was trying to find love. I wanted the world to see her kindness, her humility: I think she realized that would be her way.”

This sumptuous picture book includes more than 100 images of Princess Diana, from her school days through her royal years and beyond; with personal reminiscences from those who knew her.

It's being published to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997.

 

 

 

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