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12 rarely-seen photos of Princess Diana at home: From childhood to motherhood

Look back at stunning pictures of the Princess of Wales

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Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
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Princess Diana was one of the most photographed women in the world before her tragic death in 1997, but there are still several pictures of the People's Princess that are not widely seen. 

From her own childhood with her brother Charles Spencer to snaps of her playing with her children Prince William and Prince Harry, we take a look back at some of the most iconic photos of Princess Diana at home…

Lady Diana Spencer grew up at Park House on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. She is pictured here in her pram at the home in 1963. According to her former nanny, Inge Crane, Diana was a "very, very cuddly" child.

SEE: Princess Diana's bedrooms unveiled: everywhere she stayed from childhood

WATCH: Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer shares incredible video from childhood home

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In this photo, a six-year-old Diana plays on the swings with her brother Charles on the grounds of Park House on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

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Here, Diana posed for a photo with her brother, Lord Althorp (Earl Spencer) at their home in 1968.

MORE: Inside Princess Diana's incredible childhood home Althorp House

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After Diana's parents split in 1967, Diana split her time between Althorp House with her father, and her mother's home in Scotland. This photo was taken in 1974, when Diana was 13 years old, with her Shetland pony called Souffle at her mother's house.

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Though not exactly their home, the royal family own Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and it was the location of choice for Princess Diana and Prince Charles' honeymoon. The Queen now spends her summers there, while Prince Charles' home Birkhall is located within the estate.

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Following their wedding, Princess Diana and Prince Charles moved to Apartment 8 in Kensington Palace. This photo was taken at the home in 1981, one year before William was born, showing Diana's gorgeous engagement ring which is now worn by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

MORE: Princess Diana's fun-filled bachelorette pad before marrying Prince Charles – inside

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Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Prince William posed for photos in the gardens of Kensington Palace in 1984.

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The royal's sitting room in Kensington Palace doubled as an office space, with this photo showing Diana sitting at a desk behind her pink sofa.

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Princess Diana's sons had the top floor of their Kensington Palace home, and she was pictured in their playroom in 1985 helping a young William with a jigsaw puzzle.

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Prince Charles bought country home Highgrove House in 1980, and the family often used it for weekend breaks. Here, Diana is photographed with Prince Harry on her shoulders in 1986.

PHOTOS: Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's huge country mansion is magical

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The doting mother was pictured in the gardens of Highgrove House, which features a large lawn and lush greenery. Her two young sons played on a slide while the Princess watched on.

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Diana was dedicated to supporting charities across the world, and this photo shows her working at her dining room table in Kensington Palace in 1986. 

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