beauty & Style

Basmah Qazi

Rare photos of unrecognisable Princess Diana without her signature hairstyle

Say the name Princess Diana and not a single soul would ask you, “Who?”. Once the most famous woman in the world, everyone remembers the late royal throughout a monumental moment in her life.

Whether it was her lavish wedding to Prince Charles during the ‘80s, or her rocking a figure-hugging Versace gown with slicked-back hair after announcing her divorce, Diana was nothing short of an icon.

One thing was for certain, the mother-of-two had a signature style. Her short, blonde hair remained just that – short.

While she may have experimented with the cut – often opting for a fringe, while other times choosing to go with a pixie – the length remained the same.

But for a few short months, the Princess of Wales stepped out of the ordinary, and had a brief stint with long hair.

After giving birth to Prince Harry in 1984, Diana chose to grow out her locks into a shoulder-length bob. A style that she pinned back behind her ears.

And while the affair didn’t last long, as she returned back to her normal style a few weeks later, it was a welcome change.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Princess Diana’s brief stint with longer hair.

Do you prefer Diana with short hair or long? Let us know in the comments below.