Princess Diana of Wales
Spouse: Charles, Prince of Wales
Name: Diana Frances
DOB: July 1, 1961
Where: Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
DOD: August 31, 1997
Where: Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France
Burial: Sept. 6, 1997, Althorp, Northamptonshire
-First wife of Prince Charles.
-She married him on July 29, 1981
-Was an international charity and fundraising figure
-Was considered a celebrity of the late 20th century.
-Her wedding was watched by all, it took place at the St. Paul's Cathedral and was watched by over 750 million people all over the world
-While married, she had 2 sons: William and Harry
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-Her previous name was Spencer and she was child #4 to Viscount and Viscountess Althorp.
-They were hoping for a male child to carry on the family name, but their 3rd child, a boy, died after birth
-The Spencer family is considered to be one of Britain's oldest and most important families
-When she was born, they had not settled on a name, until they decided on Diana Frances, after an ancestress and her mother.
-Diana attended the Riddlesworth Hall, which was an all-girls school. She attended a public school when she was younger.
-She showed a particular talent for music as a very accomplished piano player
-At age 16, she left West Heath and attended the Institut Alpin Videmanette, a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland
-As early work, she worked as a preschool teacher, dance instructor, did some cleaning work, party hostess. She also spent some time working as a nanny for an American family living in London
Relationship to Prince Charles
-He had known her for several years, but had taken a serious interest in her in the summer of 1980, while they were guests at a country club, where she watched him play polo.
-Their relationship grew as he took her on a sailing weekend to Cowes, aboard a yacht called the Britannia, to meet his family in Balmoral.
-She had made herself into the good graces of Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
-On February 6, 1981, the prince proposed to Diana. She accepted and they kept their engagement a secret
-In 2010, when Kate Middleton was to be married to Prince William, Diana's ring was to be her ring, in honor of Diana.
-When she married Charles, Diana was only 20 years old
-And something you never really think about: you never hear anything bad about anyone in the royal family. That's probably because they know how to act, the men know how to act like decent gentlemen and the ladies act like they are supposed to, well cultured, well mannered society-prepared ladies. I'm glad you never hear anything bad about these people, kinda gives you someone to look up to.
-Nov. 5, 1981: her son William Arthur Philip Louis is born
-Sept. 15, 1984: her 2nd son, Henry Charles Albert David was born
-During the early 1990s, the relationship between Charles and Diana began to falter.
-During the divorce proceedings, the stupid rumor mill began to swirl about with rumors about Diana supposedly seeing her horse riding instructor James Hewitt
-And it was also confirmed that the Prince of Wales was seeing a woman named Camilla Parker-Bowles.
-The divorce was finalized on August 28, 1996
-And when she divorced him, there was a rule saying she had to change titles, but it was still clear that Diana was to still be referred to as a British princess
-On August 31, 1997, Diana was fatally hurt in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris. It also caused the death of her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed and the driver, Henry Paul. This crash was caused by the 3 of them trying to escape hounding paparazzis chasing them. Millions of people watched her funeral on TV. And her sons were also present there. Can u imagine going to the funeral of one of your parents? Well, I can now.