Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor
Although the Princess was famous for her style and was closely related
to the world of fashion, sponsoring and elevating the profile of younger British designers, she was best known for her charitable
work. To this day, Diana remembered as "The People's Princess" not only due to her contribution to increasing the awareness
for AIDS and the fight for human rights, making a huge success in touching many people's lives, but also because of her open
to all marriage to Prince Charles, 13 years her senior.
The image of the nearly perfect, adored woman shattered when the marriage
between Charles and Diana ended. It is occurred later on, that she suffered a great deal of pain while they were together,
concluding with bulimia-nervosa, post-natal depression and several suicide attempts. After the marriage was officially over,
it was sensationalized by the media. Both sides responded only through friends, accusing each other of demising the relationship
by adultery. Then Diana went on with her life and dated numerous men, although she still stayed a member of the Royal Family
and was third in line to the throne.
To the public's eyes, Diana embodied the fairy-tale princess, who didn't
have wealth and came from a ruined family, but still managed to marry a prince. The Princess was the first Englishwoman to
marry an heir to the throne for 300 years. Diana symbolized the shreds of what was left of the legendary role of a princess,
who lives a perfect life, fulfils her royal duties and helps the poor and helpless. And even when the fairy-tale ended, the
prince and princess got divorced and the princess died in a car crash, she had the vast people's admiration for their "The
Queen of Hearts".
- Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the -knowledge that one day someone
might do the same for you.
Diana's parents divorced over her mother's, Lady Althorp, adultery. After her parents' divorce in 1967, six-year-old Diana moved to her family's sixteenth-century ancestral home of Althorp with her father, Lord Althorp, her two elder sisters
and younger brother. Then
Diana attended several schools, including one in Switzerland, where she was a talented
amateur pianist, excelled in sports and reportedly longed to be a ballerina. She left school after Easter term in 1978, and
moved to London. There, she worked as a nanny and as a teacher
in a kindergarten, which probably helped creating her strong bond to children.
Prince Charles and Diana met in November
1977, when the Prince was invited over for a weekend at Althorp.
From him, Diana gave birth to two boys, William and Henry. She also had seventeen godchildren and was the patron of over 100
After her marriage, The Princess of Wales quickly became involved in
the official duties of the Royal Family.
Important dates and events:
July 1st, 1961 – Date of birth
February 24th, 1981 – Annunciation of engagement to Prince Charles
July 29th, 1981 – Marriage to Prince Charles of Wales
June 21st, 1982 – Birth of first son, Prince William
September 15th, 1984 – Birth of second and youngest son, Prince Henry
(commonly referred to as Harry)
August 26th, 1996 – Divorce and end of marriage
August 31st, 1997 – Date of death
Diana contributed to changing the public opinion of AIDS sufferers and served as an
International Red Cross VIP volunteer in Angola.
Also, she visited landmine survivors in hospitals and attended mine awareness education classes about the dangers of mines.
Diana was highly praised for her influence on the singing of "The Ottawa Treaty" by the governments of the UK and other nations on December 1997, after her death, which created an international
ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines.