Princess Diana’s Trooping the Colour Looks Through the Years: Suiting Up in Catherine Walker, Going Monochrome in Jan Van Velden and More

Princess Diana left behind a legacy of iconic fashion moments in the years following her tragic death in 1997. Among some of the best pieces in her royal wardrobe, Diana styled a number of elegant, sophisticated and modern looks for the annual Trooping the Colour event that takes place in the U.K. every summer.

Ahead, see the evolution of Princess Diana’s Trooping the Colour looks through the years — from the early 1980s to the early 1990s.

1981

British Royals Lady Diana Spencer (1961-1997), wearing a blue floral Bill Pashley outfit with a matching hat, and Prince Andrew in a carriage during the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, England, 13th June 1981. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Princess Diana at Trooping the Colour in 1981. KEYSTONE/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

Princess Diana attended her first Trooping the Colour event in 1981 just weeks before her wedding to Prince Charles. For the occasion, the then-Lady Diana fashioned a Bill Pashley outfit with a matching hat in hues of light blue. Her hat featured a birdcage veil and her Pashley dress included a statement, flowing white collar. The pale dress also featured hints of pink, and Diana coordinated the soft aesthetic with a pair of white gloves.

1985

The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, during the Trooping the Colour ceremony, June 1985. Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) is wearing a dress by Jan Van Velden. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Princess Diana and the British royal family at Trooping the Colour in 1985. JAYNE FINCHER/PRINCESS DIANA ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

As the ’80s continued, Diana’s sense of style and confidence in her fashion choices developed. By 1985, Diana wore sophisticated looks that were emblematic of a modern monarchy. The late Princess of Wales wore this coral-colored dress by Jan Van Velden for Trooping the Colour in 1985, which featured a pussy bow and high neckline. She coordinated her look with a complementary hat and accessorized with pearls.

1988

The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London during the Trooping the Colour ceremony, June 1988. From left to right, Queen Noor of Jordan, Princess Margaret, Lord Frederick Windsor, Prince William, Prince Harry and Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana is wearing a green and white dress by Catherine Walker. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Princess Diana at Trooping the Colour in 1988. JAYNE FINCHER/PRINCESS DIANA ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

In the late ’80s, Princess Diana fashioned a look by one of her favorite designers for the Trooping the Colour parade. The royal wore this green and white dress by Catherine Walker with a coordinated hat. This was also the year of a young Prince Harry’s infamous cheeky streak. His little outfit also coordinated with his mother’s attire.

1990

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) in a carriage with the Queen Mother and Prince William during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, June 1990. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Princess Diana at Trooping the Colour in 1990. JAYNE FINCHER/PRINCESS DIANA ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

Princess Diana continued to favor sophisticated clothes in her last few years attending Trooping the Colour before ultimately separating from then-Prince Charles. In 1990, she wore this muted beige dress with a cinched waist and white accents. She coordinated with a complementary hat and wore pearls to accessorize her attire.

1992

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Diana, Princess of Wales, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and Prince Harry, attend the Trooping The Colour Ceremony on June 13, 1992 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)

Princess Diana at Trooping the Colour in 1992. JULIAN PARKER/UK PRESS VIA GETTY IMAGES

Princess Diana’s final year attending Trooping the Colour came in 1992. For the occasion, the royal wore a white dress with detailing on the short sleeves and a white hat with a dark brim and detailing.

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