Diana Spencer by Margaret Sanderson

The first portrait of three (hopefully) of Princess Diana. Faber Castell pencils on Bristol Board extra smooth surface, 300gsm, 16×12 inches.

Lady Diana Frances Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales, in July 1981 at the tender age of 20 years, with all the hopes and dreams of any new bride. Sadly, her happiness could not be sustained when she found that her new husband continued to have a long-standing relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, who was also married.

Diana went on to have two beautiful sons with Charles, first William, and then Harry soon after. She kept hoping that her husband would give up his extra marital affair, and Diana was to suffer many emotional crises during this stressful time.

Throughout history, the Royal Family have never liked their personal lives to be revealed in the press, but with Diana’s problems, the newspapers fed on every detail, which included Diana’s bulimia, and falling downstairs to get Charles’ attention. Consequently, The Windsors turned their backs on her, and the couple divorced.
In August of 1997, Diana and her new partner, Dodi Fayed, suffered a horrific car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris in which they both died, along with their driver. She was 36 years old, far too young and beautiful (both inside and out) to die in this way.
Diana and her memory will stay with all of us for many years to come.
Incidentally, Charles went on to marry his adulterous lover Camilla – which perhaps he ought to have done in the first place, and then maybe he would have spared the life of our National Treasure.
God bless Di.

I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
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    BLYTHARTabout 4 years ago

    You have captured her lovely smile perfectly. Diana was my favourite royal.

  • Thanks Dave. She was mine too!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Margaret!!! x

  • Thank you Belinda.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 4 years ago

    Very nice job! I agree with Dave, you have her smile… and eyes with that touch
    of question in them.

  • Thanks Marriet!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    Pure lovely

  • Thanks Bobby.

    – Margaret Sanderson

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 4 years ago

    well done Margaret, a great portrait !
    Such a sad loss to the world, I still believe she was assassinated !

  • I’m 50/50 on that one George. But I suppose we’ll never really know. Thanks for the lovely comment.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezabout 4 years ago

    A great likeness Margaret, especially knowing it is done from a black and white photo.

  • Thanks Gary. This drawing isn’t finished yet. I’ve got two more Dianas to do on the right side of this one, when my art shop gets around to ordering more pencils!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Shannon Paskaruk
    Shannon Paskarukabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Shannon!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • phoenixpixx
    phoenixpixxalmost 4 years ago

    This is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)(:

  • Sorry i’m a bit late in replying Phoenixpixx, but many thanks for your very kind comment.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaalmost 4 years ago

    WOW Beautiful Portrait !!!

  • Thank you very much Naveen!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Margaret!!! And touching words… :)))

  • Thank you very much Vicki!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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