What Princess Diana’s 1989 Tour of New York City Looked Like in Real Life – HarpersBAZAAR.com

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While the events of The Crown mostly take place in the U.K., the show does occasionally go State-side. There was Princess Margaret’s trip to Washington, D.C. in Season 3, and now, we have Princess Diana’s three-day tour of New York in Season 4. The Netflix series recreates the royal’s visit to the Big Apple in 1989, where she attended a gala, visited settlement housing complex, and spent time with children with AIDS, solidifying her title as “the People’s Princess.”

Unlike her tour of Australia years prior with Prince Charles and Prince William, Diana traveled solo for the engagements abroad. But even by herself, she won the hearts of New Yorkers. Ahead, take a look at what Diana did during her time in NYC.

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February 1, 1989

The princess wears a ruched blue and black evening dress while out in New York.

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February 2, 1989

Diana attends a dinner at the Winter Garden in a silky white ensemble.

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February 2, 1989

The gala followed a performance of Verdi’s ”Falstaff” by the Welsh National Opera at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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February 2, 1989

Princess Di greets well-wishers on her way to the Henry Street Settlement, a nonprofit social services agency, in New York’s Lower East Side.

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February 2, 1989

Crowds gather to see the princess.

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February 2, 1989

Diana wears a pink and black, colorblocked suit by Catherine Walker.

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February 2, 1989

Diana speaks to a woman and child while visiting a day care center in the Lower East Side.

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February 3, 1989

The princess wears a red Catherine Walker skirt suit while visiting the AIDS unit at Harlem Hospital. She met several children suffering from the illness before ending her trip to New York.

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February 3, 1989

Diana receives flowers at Harlem Hospital.

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