Diana, Princess of Wales

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Diana, Princess of Wales

Born

7/1/1961, Sandringham, Norfolk, England

Died

8/31/1997

Birth Name

Lady Diana Frances Spencer

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Princess Diana, Lady Diana Spencer, Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, Lady Diana Frances Spencer
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Diana, Princess of Wales was the youngest daughter of the late Earl Spencer and of Frances, his first countess, who were divorced when she was a small child. Very much part of the Royal Family's circle, she was apparently chosen as a possible wife for Charles, Prince of…more

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    • Diana revealed in her famous 1995 BBC interview that she was a self-injurer. She suffered from postnatal depression after the birth of princes and regarded it as a cry for help.

    • Her sons Prince William and Prince Harry held a concert in her honor on July 1, 2007.

    • Over 750 million people watched Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding on television.

    • Diana was sure she would never be queen.

    • Diana called Charles "Sir" until they got married.

    • Princess Diana had 17 Godchildren.

    • Diana worked tirelessly for charity and spent much of her last days working on behalf of AIDs and landmine victims.

    • Diana was stripped of her HRH title when she divorced. She was allowed, however, to continue being known as Princess Diana.

    • Diana loved both swimming and skiing.

    • Diana was an accomplished pianist.

    • Two good-luck symbols were sewn into Diana's wedding dress. One was a small blue bow, which was sewn into the waistband. The other was a small 18-karat-gold horseshoe, studded with diamonds, which was also sewn into the intricately embroidered dress. Diana's royal wedding dress was studded with 10,000 mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls.

    • Diana graced the cover of People magazine 42 times, and Time and Newsweek seven times each. She also appeared on the cover of Maclean's 12 times. All of these issues sold out.

    • Diana's royal engagement ring was a large oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds and set in white gold. It was created by Gerrard's, the Royal Jewelers. The ring cost 28,000 pounds in 1981.

    • Diana's height was 5'10".

    • Some of Diana's nicknames included The People's Princess, Princess Di, and The Queen of Hearts.

    • As a young girl, Diana dreamed of growing up to be a ballerina. Though she later became too tall to accomplish this dream, she practiced her dance into adulthood.

    • Diana was the first royal bride to omit the word "obey" in her wedding vows.

    • Prince Andrew was one of Diana's childhood playmates.

    • In a 1995 BBC interview, Diana professed that she had suffered from the eating disorder, bulimia.

    • Prior to marrying the Prince of Wales, Diana worked as a nanny, a governess, and a kindergarten teacher.

    • At the suggestion of Prince William, Princess Diana chose 79 of her dresses to be auctioned in New York in July 1997. The benefit raised millions of dollars for cancer and AIDS charities.

    • Lady Diana Spencer was the first Englishwoman to marry an heir to the throne for over 300 years. Before Diana, the last was Lady Anne Hyde who married the future James II (from whom the Princess was descended) in 1659.

    • Princess Diana, along with companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul, was killed in a Paris, France car crash on August 31, 1998. She was 36 years old.

    • More than 2 billion people watched Princess Diana's funeral on television.

    • Diana was married to Charles, Prince of Wales from 1981 to 1996. At the time of her death, she was living with Dodi Fayed. She was the mother of Prince William (after Charles the heir to the British throne) and Prince Harry.

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  • Queen Of Hearts. The People's Princess. Just a few names that describe the life and legacy of Diana, Princess Of Wales. She was beautiful inside and out. She shone in all that she did and everywhere she went. She had a fire inside her for life and people.moreless

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    Princess Diana was in my opinion, the closest thing to a saint in my lifetime. She was kind, generous, selfless and full of charity and love in her heart for her fellow man. She had the heart of God inside her and she was full of compassion for the sick and needy. Like Mother Theresa, she would often devote her time to causes and people who would write to her reaching out for help or just companionship. Maybe they just wanted to meet their Princess. She would always oblige because her heart was for the people. She would have made an ideal Queen. A people's Queen. A Godly Queen. A Queen with a heart of Gold. She was known by people all over the world as England’s Rose and Sir Elton John sung it best when he sang his tribute song to Diana which he reworded from what was a song he originally wrote for Marilyn Monroe 'Norma Jean'. I was very saddened when Diana died. I was heart broken for a couple of weeks (from memory). I watched all the tribute shows on TV and I watched the funeral. I still can't believe she's gone. Her life truly was like a candle in the wind. She died too soon. Her life cut short in her prime. She will always be remembered in our hearts and forever sorely missed. Rest In Peace fair Princess. Be safe in the Lord's Caring Arms.moreless
  • Princess Diana was a ver y beautiful and loving person.

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    Princess Diana was loved by millions of people all over the world. She was one of the sweetest, caring, people in the world. She was a loving wife, mother. She had a very loving father and mother and brother. Nobody had anything bad to say about Princess Diana. She was loving by everyone won every had the chance to meet her. She always took the time out of her busy schedule to talk to people. She did alot of charity work and it didn't matter if you were poor or rich, she always treated you the same. Diana was taken away from us way to early. She had a wonderful life and she will be always missed by everyone.moreless
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