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PRINCESS After being told she was the world’s “eighth wonder,” Diana agreed to pose for a photograph.
During a colorful career that included work in combat zones, photographer Kent Gavin spent many years covering Princess Diana. In an interview with the website 9Honey, he described how, while on a vacation to Egypt in May 1992, he managed to acquire a shot of Diana standing in front of the pyramids. Diana had been hesitant to pose in front of the pyramids during a photocall in Giza.
The People’s Princess was concerned that the shot would appear “too chocolate-boxy.”
Mr Gavin was adamant about not giving up and persuaded her protection officer to let him speak with her.
“I told Diana, ‘Ma’am, those pyramids are one of the seven wonders of the world, and you are the eighth,’ and she answered, ‘Well, I can’t deny that, can I?’
“And we got that lovely photo.
“It was a lot of fun, and she joked about it a lot later.”
Diana and her then-fiancé Dodi Al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997.
The pair was attempting to avoid paparazzi attention when their driver lost control of the vehicle and drove into the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.
For his publication, the Daily Mirror, Mr Gavin covered Prince Charles’ return from Paris with Diana’s coffin.
“I was choking up, with a knot in my throat, thinking, ‘how could it all end like this?’” he recalled.
Princess Diana’s statue was recently unveiled at Kensington Palace, and royal enthusiasts were given privileged access to pay their respects.
The memorial, which is located in the Palace’s subterranean Gardens, was open to the public for two hours.
“We will be opening that up, freely available, for passers-by or anybody who wants to stop and spend a minute on that Tuesday, especially for the anniversary,” Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) stated last week.