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Princess Diana & Sarah Ferguson’s Close Bond Is on Full Display in These Throwbacks from 1988

We nearly forgot just how close Princess Diana and Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson were when they were part of the royal family—that is, until these old photos resurfaced.

We recently stumbled upon four throwback pictures that were taken back in 1988 during a ski trip in Switzerland. The pics offer a rare glimpse of the duo’s close-knit friendship, which was seemingly full of fun and laughter.

The first photo shows Princess Diana and Ferguson in a private conversation. While Lady Di is wearing a black outfit with green and pink details, Ferguson is sporting an all-purple ensemble. Both women are rocking trendy sunglasses that scream 1980s.

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The second picture reveals their entire outfits, which look even better from afar. Shout-out to Ferguson for the ’80s-inspired color combination. *Shields eyes*

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The third photo shows Princess Diana and Ferguson laughing so hard, they’re doubled over and leaning on their poles for support. In the background, Prince Charles is staring off into the distance. (Perhaps the girls have an inside joke he doesn’t get.)  

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The fun comes to an abrupt halt in the last picture when they seemingly spot the paparazzi in the distance.

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Well, it was fun while it lasted.

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