TODAY would have been the late Princess Diana's 60th birthday and we asked you for your pictures of her Isle of Wight visits. 

The Princess of Wales visited the Isle of Wight twice in the 1980s. In June 1985, she toured the Adelaide Court complex in Ryde, visited Sandown Fire Station and saw the East Yar Road Business Centre in Sandown during a packed itinerary.

In December 1988, she visited FBM Marine shipyard in Cowes to launch the new Customers cutter, HMCC Vigilant and met with many local schoolchildren, residents and dignitaries.

Karen Schubert sent us the lovely picture in our main image (above), which was taken during the Princess's 1985 visit to the Island. Karen said: "She was just so perfect."

"This picture was taken by the County Press and it was on the front page.

"It was taken opposite Ryde High School - there used to be a factory where Tandy Close is now. I'm the one looking up to her with the white t-shirt and black cardigan. We slept in a friend's garden down the road as we were desperate to see her, so we got there hours before.

"She came over to us and was worried about us in the sun because it was a scorching hot day and told us to make sure we put suncream on. She was so caring and gentle and shook our hands to thank us for waiting."

Ron Pilbeam also remembers his family meeting the princess during her 1988 visit to Cowes.

Isle of Wight County Press:

The Pilbeam family meeting Princess Diana during her 1988 visit.

Ron said: "This picture shows Jacqui Pilbeam, Michael Pilbeam and Sarah Pilbeam's hair-do above Princess Diana's left shoulder."

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Do you have lovely memories of meeting Princess Diana? If so, let us know! Simply click on the submissions box below to send us details and pictures.