Rare Princess Diana Photo Up for Auction

It was taken before she was a princess

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 4, 2013 5:57 PM CST

(Newser) – An interesting photo of a teenaged Diana Spencer, taken years before she became a princess, goes up for auction later this month, reports the Huffington Post. It shows Diana, probably around age 18, relaxing in a ski chalet with a friend named Adam Russell, reports NBC News with help from the Guardian. A bottle of whiskey sits on a nearby windowsill. They weren't a couple, though Diana biographer Andrew Morton says Russell was "smitten" with her. The photo has "Not to Be Published" written across it, and it's expected to fetch at least $1,000 at New Hampshire's RR Auction house when a week of bidding ends on Jan. 24.

A screen shot of the photo, from a 'Today' show segment.
A screen shot of the photo, from a 'Today' show segment.   (NBC News)
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A 'Today' show segment about the photo.   (NBC News)

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