Never-before-seen photos of Prince Charles and Diana's wedding

Never-before-seen photographs from Charles and Diana's wedding have been released ahead of an auction next month.

The photos feature the Queen, senior royals and the troupe of bridesmaids from the special 1981 event, which are to be sold at an auction in Boston next month.

Princess Diana is seen holding five-year-old Clementine Hambro, her youngest bridesmaid, as the Queen walks by her side.


With thousands of pearls and a 25ft train, Diana's wedding dress is carefully maneuvered into position for an official photograph.


Wearing a turquiose hat, the Queen is seen in front of a television broadcasting the scenes outside Buckingham Palace.


The pictures were taken by a relative and the only photographer was allowed to take informal photographs of the royal family and their guests when they returned to the palace for the reception.