05/07/2014 13:41 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Princess Diana In Rare 1990 Photo From Valentino's Yacht

Valentino's partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, has posted a picture on Instagram of an effortlessly elegant Princess Diana looking stunning in a bikini on the designer's yacht.

Giancarlo posted the 'Throwback Thursday' picture along with the caption: "Summer is here TBT princess Diana on the TMblue 1990 #princessdiana."

The picture sees Diana on Valentino's TM Blue One yacht along with Rosario Saxe-Coburg, wife to the Prince of Preslav, Bulgaria.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Giammetti was actually with the princess on her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed's Jonikal yacht just hours before her fatal car crash seven years later. Dodi's yacht had been anchored next to the TM Blue One.

Princess Diana was a style icon for her generation, and her fashion even influences her daughter-in-law, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, today.

For her royal tour of New Zealand and Australia, Kate stepped off the plane in NZ wearing a Catherine Walker coat and a pillbox hat once owned by Diana.

And, of course, Duchess Kate wears Diana's stunning sapphire engagement ring from her marriage to Prince Charles.

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