Artist Imagines Life if Princess Diana Was Still Alive | 22 Words

A talented artist has incorporated the late Princess Diana into modern royal family photos, and the finished results are stunning.

Scroll on to see the masterpieces for yourself...

Now, a Diana-shaped hole remains in the lives of millions of people all over the world...

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But none more so than the royal family themselves.

It all started in 1977 when, at the young age of twenty, Lady Diana Spencer started dating Prince Charles.

Things moved remarkably fast for the young woman.

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After meeting only twelve times, Charles proposed to Diana, and the pair announced their engagement in February 1981.

However, during the broadcast, many remember Charles being oddly reluctant to say he was in love with Diana.

Regardless of the doubts, the two married on 29th July, 1981, at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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The wedding, which today remains as one of the most infamous ceremonies in modern history, was watched by over 750 million people around the world.

And, soon after, the pair welcomed a baby into the world.

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The two announced their pregnancy just four months after tying the knot, and, on June 21st of 1982, they welcomed Prince William into the world. Prince Harry arrived 2 years later on 15th September 1984.

However, despite keeping up appearances, things weren't quite so content in the relationship between Charles and Diana.

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Rumors of Charles' infidelity were rife as the princess secretly battled with anxiety and a grueling eating disorder.

But, in spite of their marital difficulties...

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One thing Diana was absolutely dedicated to was being a mother. She had strong ideas about how she wanted her kids to be raised, often giving them more freedom than traditional royal heirs.

And, of course, Diana was known and loved for her extensive charity work.

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She was determined to use her massive platform to better the world and dedicated her life to many noble causes, including the land mine crisis. The princess shocked the world when she walked through a dangerous land mine zone in Cambodia, something no other royal had ever done in the past.

She also made world news when she shook hands with an AIDS sufferer.

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Unlike the stereotypical royal wife, Diana was dead set on doing work for herself and for the betterment of the world, earning her the nickname "The People's Princess."

And it was this independence that was the likely factor in the breakdown of her marriage with Charles.

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On top of Diana's refusal to sacrifice her identity for the sake of her title, she and Charles also had a thirteen year age gap, which seemingly started to become a problem. Charles was also in a long-standing affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, even wearing cufflinks she bought him on his honeymoon with Diana.

Charles and Diana eventually split in 1996.

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And, by 1997, Diana was dating business mogul and son of Harrods owner, Dodi Fayed. Many speculated that the relationship was controversial to the Royal family due to the fact that Fayed was a Muslim.

But on August 31st, 1997, tragedy struck.

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The car that the two were traveling in through the Pont L'Alma tunnel in Paris suffered a horrendous crash, which was fatal for both Diana and Dodi, plus their driver, Henri Paul.

Diana was taken to the nearby Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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The exact cause of the crash has long been up for debate, with some questioning the sobriety of the driver, and others blaming the irresponsible driving of paparazzi photographers.

But her death shook the world.

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The totally unexpected nature of her passing, alongside the fact that she was such a well-loved public figure, made her death and funeral into something of a media circus.

Diana's funeral was televised and held on September 6th, 1997.

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It garnered viewing figures of over thirty-two million in the U.K, breaking all viewing records up to that point. Millions more watched and mourned around the world.

But, fast-forwarding to today, Diana's memory is still very much alive.

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Her legacy and charitable efforts live on in her sons, William and Harry, and countless documentaries about her life in and out of the royal family have been released.

But now, an artist has found a different way to keep her memory alive.

Autumn Ying, a painter and fashion artist, has taken to using photos of both the past and the present to illustrate what it might look like if Diana, William, Harry, and their wives and children could spend time together.

She was initially inspired by Harry and Meghan's wedding and decided to create more personal scenes after that.

On one of her creations, she noted:

"Here comes the joyful version of the royal family which I would like to express the family bonding that's precious."

Scroll on to see a selection of her paintings for yourself...