Before their marriage broke down, before she spoke out against the royal family and embarked on her own path as The People's Princess, happy newlywed Diana touched down in New Zealand with husband Prince Charles and baby Prince William.
It was a visit that delighted Kiwi crowds, but the 1983 royal tour would be the first and only visit to New Zealand Diana and Charles would make as a couple. They arrived on April 17.
At the time, they had been married just two short years. To the public, the fairytale still appeared eternally intact as Diana, always more popular on the walkabouts than her husband, wooed crowds, attended cocktail parties and met with local politicians. Diana met so many people that by the end of the day, her hands were left red and sore after enthusiastic greetings during walkabouts.
In what became iconic images of 10-month-old William, the little prince posed with his parents and gnawed on a Buzzy Bee on the lawn of Government House in Auckland as cameras snapped away at the happy family.
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As the Royal trio journeyed to Masterton, Wainuiomata and Upper Hutt, a demure Diana paraded an array of incredible outfits, the most memorable being a pale blue sequin-studded evening gown with a diamond tiara for a Parliament banquet dinner.
The family also took a tour of Wanganui Collegiate, where they visited Prince Edward, who was adorned in a Maori cloak, prompting Charles to ask: "What on earth are you wearing?"
During their tour it was estimated that the Royal couple shook approximately 2000 hands per day as they greeted adoring Kiwi crowds.
There were protests against the monarchy during their trip, and a buttock bared by Te Ringa Mangu Mihaka, but the trip was deemed a success for the Royal couple.
By April 30, the New Zealand tour was over and the couple boarded a plane destined for the Bahamas.