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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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