Born In: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
It is not every other day that a ‘People’s Princess’ is born. She may have left for the heavenly abode quite early than anticipated, but she continues to reign in the minds and hearts of millions across the globe. Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most eminent royal bloods of the 20th century. Coming from an aristocratic patrician family, nobility and kingly spirit came naturally to her. Ever since her birth, Diana held several titles, the most important was the Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales which she acquired after her marriage to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. Throughout her life, Diana had been actively involved in philanthropic and humanitarian work. She supported organizations that worked for the betterment of people with serious illness and those that assisted homeless people, drug addicts and elderly. Her charming mannerism and contagiously amicable demeanour earned her quite a few nicknames like, ‘People's Princess‘, ‘Princess Di’, ‘Queen/ Lady of Hearts’ and ‘Lady Di’. Despite her last held title being Diana, Princess of Wales, she was popularly known as ‘Princess Diana’ during her days alive and posthumously. Legacy states the power and the prominence of Diana, Princess of Wales at the world forum. She was the ‘world’s most photographed woman’ during her time and was noted the world over for her compassionate disposition, empathetic temperament, charismatic appeal and unrestrained benevolence. Not to forget, she was a fashionista in the truest sense of the word and known for her impeccable sense of style!
Also Known As: Diana Frances Spencer
Died At Age: 36
Spouse/Ex-: Charles Prince of Wales (m. 1981), div. 1996)
father: John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
mother: The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd
siblings: 9th Earl Spencer, Baroness Fellowes, Charles Spencer, Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Hon. John Spencer
children: Harry, Princes William
Born Country: England
Height: 1.78 m
place of death: Paris, France
Notable Alumni: Riddlesworth Hall School, Institut Alpin Videmanette
Cause of Death: Car Accident
City: Norfolk, England
education: Institut Alpin Videmanette, Riddlesworth Hall School
Born on July 1, 1961, to an aristocratic British family with royal ancestry, Princess Diana, as we know her today, was the fourth of five children of Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche Viscountess Althorp. Christened Diana Frances, she was the third daughter for the Spencer couple, who were anticipating a son when Diana was born.
Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales resumed the responsibilities that came with the title soon after her marriage to Prince Charles. She accompanied him on a three day visit to Wales in October 1981, which was her first tour, following which she accompanied the Prince of Wales to Netherlands.
In 1983, post the birth of Prince William, she accompanied Prince of Wales on a tour to Australia and New Zealand where the two met with the local Australian natives. This was officially the first tour of infant Prince William and the Royal couple recently turned parents.
Though Prince Charles, Prince of Wales was courting Sarah, Diana’s elder sister, the relationship did not materialize any further than that. It was during the summer of 1980, that he showed some serious interest in Lady Diana.
Just an acquaintance before, Lady Diana soon filled up the shoes of her sister by being the potential bride for Prince Charles. The two spent quality time together. Interestingly, Diana was well received by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother as well.
After several months of courtship period, Prince Charles popped out the ultimate question on February 6, 1981 which met with a positive response from Lady Diana. A formal announcement of the engagement was made on February 24, 1981, which was followed by a grand and majestic wedding ceremony on July 29, 1981.
Two years later, the royal couple experienced the happiness of being a parent again as their second son, Henry Charles Albert David, was born on September 15, 1984.
After much media hype and sensationalism, the fairy-tale marriage of the two broke apart, with each blaming the other on grounds of adultery as the primary reason for the break-up. While Prince of Wales was linked to his former flame Camilla Parker-Bowles, Princess of Wales shared more than a cordial relationship with James Hewitt and James Gilbey.
Sensational journalism rose to a peak as both exchanged derogatory remarks for each other during interviews and conferences. Also, there were numerous books released during this time which gave the author’s own version of the story so far of the Prince and the Princess. Private letters, tapes and phone conversations were broadcasted and published by news channels and publishers alike.
Lady Diana received a lump sum settlement of around 17 million along with a clause standard in royal divorces preventing her from discussing the details. Though her title of Her Royal Highness was extracted from her, she nevertheless retained the title style, Diana, Princess of Wales. Since she was the mother of the next-to-be in line to the throne, she enjoyed the same royal privileges that she received during her marriage. Also, she was a member of the Royal family.
Though Fayed’s father accused MI6 and the Duke of Edinburgh to be involved in the ‘accidental’ car crash which he believed was ‘well-planned’, the court overruled his claim and gave a verdict which stated that negligent driving by driver Henri Paul and chasing the paparazzi were two reasons which led to the unfortunate accident and untimely death of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed.
The sudden death was mourned by the Royal family and the public alike. Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to once Her Royal Highness the Princess of Diana on September 5, 1997. Following day, her funeral took place at Westminster Abbey. Her sons, William and Harry, walked in the funeral procession and were accompanied by their father, Prince of Wales, Duke of Edinburgh and Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother. She was buried at her family’s estate in Althorp.
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