Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. Diana’s activism and glamour made her an international icon and earned her an enduring popularity as well as an unprecedented public scrutiny, exacerbated by her tumultuous private life Princess Diana – Wedding Family, Marriage, Children, Death, (Biography).
Diana was born at Park House, the home that her parents rented on Queen Elizabeth II’s estate at Sandringham and where Diana’s childhood playmates were the queen’s younger sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. She was the third child and youngest daughter of Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, heir to the 7th Earl Spencer, and his first wife, Frances Ruth Burke Roche (daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy). Her parents’ troubled marriage ended in divorce when Diana was a child, and she, along with her brother and two sisters, remained with her father. She became Lady Diana Spencer when her father succeeded to the earldom in 1975. Riddlesworth Hall (near Thetford, Norfolk) and West Heath School (Sevenoaks, Kent) provided the young Diana’s schooling. After attending the finishing school of Chateau d’Oex at Montreux, Switzerland, Diana returned to England and became a kindergarten assistant at the fashionable Young England school in Pimlico.
Education and career
Lady Diana began her formal education at Silfield Private School in Gayton, Norfolk,Then she moved to Riddlesworth Hall at Diss, Norfolk, and in 1974 went as a boarder to West Heath, near Sevenoaks, Kent. At school she showed a particular talent for music (as an accomplished pianist), dancing and domestic science, and gained the school’s award for the girl giving maximum help to the school and her schoolfellows.
Diana also excelled in swimming and diving, and studied ballet and tap dance.
She left West Heath in 1977 and went to finishing school at the Institut Alpin Videmanette in Rougemont, Switzerland, which she left after the Easter term of 1978. The following year she moved to a flat in Coleherne Court, London. For a while she looked after the child of an American couple, and she worked as a kindergarten teacher at the Young England School in Pimlico.
In London, she took an advanced cooking course, but seldom cooked for her roommates.
Marriage And children
Lady Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, the Queen’s eldest son and heir apparent, when she was 16 in November 1977. He was then dating her older sister, Lady Sarah. They were guests at a country weekend during the summer of 1980 when she watched him play polo and he took a serious interest in Diana as a potential bride. On 24 February 1981 it was officially announced that Lady Diana was to marry The Prince of Wales. They were married at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on 29 July 1981, in a ceremony which drew a global television and radio audience estimated at around 1,000 million people, and hundreds of thousands of people lining the route from Buckingham Palace to the Cathedral. The wedding reception was at Buckingham Palace.
The Prince and Princess made their principal home at Highgrove House near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, with an apartment in Kensington Palace as their London home.
They had two sons. Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was born on 21 June 1982 and Prince Henry (Harry) Charles Albert David on 15 September 1984, both at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, in London. The Princess had 17 godchildren.
In December 1992 it was announced that The Prince and Princess of Wales had agreed to separate. The Princess based her household and her office at Kensington Palace, while The Prince was based at St James’s Palace and continued to live at Highgrove.
In November 1995 The Princess gave a television interview during which she spoke of her unhappiness in her personal life and the pressures of her public role. The Prince and Princess were divorced on 28 August 1996.
After her marriage, Diana made her first official public appearance in March 1981 in a charity event at Goldsmiths’ Hall. Her first tour with The Prince of Wales was a three-day visit to Wales.Diana attended the State Opening of Parliament for the first time on 4 November 1981. The Prince and Princess of Wales at the end of their tour to Italy in 1985.
The Princess’s first official visit overseas on her own was in September 1982, when she represented The Queen at the State funeral of Princess Grace of Monaco. The Princess’s first solo overseas tour was in February 1984, when she travelled to Norway to attend a performance of Carmen by the London City Ballet, of which she was Patron. The Princess subsequently visited many countries including Germany, the United States, Pakistan, Switzerland, Hungary, Egypt, Belgium, France, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nepal.
In 1988, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited Thailand and toured Australia for the bicentenary celebrations. Their last joint overseas visit was to South Korea in 1992. It was also during the Indian tour that pictures of Diana alone in front of the Taj Mahal made headlines.
In December 1993, the Princess announced that she would be reducing the extent of her public life in order to combine ‘a meaningful public role with a more private life’.
After her separation from The Prince of Wales, the Princess continued to appear with the Royal Family on major national occasions, such as the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) and VJ (Victory over Japan) Days in 1995.
Charities and patronages
“I am finding it very difficult to cope with the pressures of being Princess of Wales, but I am learning to cope with it.”
she was expected to make regular public appearances at hospitals, schools, and
other facilities, in the 20th-century model of royal patronage. From the mid-1980s, she became increasingly associated with numerous charities.
Diana’s extensive charity work also included campaigning for animal protection and fighting against the use of landmines.
It was in recognition of her charity work that representatives of the charities with which she worked during her life were invited to walk behind her coffin with her family from St James’s Palace to Westminster Abbey on the day of her funeral.
On 31 August 1997, Diana died, car accident in Paris, The vehicle in which The Princess was travelling was involved in a high-speed accident in the Place de l’Alma underpass in central Paris shortly before midnight on Saturday 30 August.
France, who was found to have had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit at the time of the crash and to have taken prescription drugs incompatible with alcohol.
The Princess was taken to the La Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, where she underwent two hours of emergency surgery before being declared dead at 0300 BST. The Princess’s companion, Mr Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the vehicle died in the accident, whilst a bodyguard was seriously injured.
Princess Diana – Wedding Family, Marriage, Children, Death, (Biography)
|Real Full Birth Name||Diana Frances Spencer|
|Nick name||Dynasty Di|
|Famous for||Philanthropist, Activist|
|Age||36 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1 July 1961|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Sandringham, United Kingdom|
|Social Media Account Stats||–|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Update Shortly|
Inches: 5′ 10″.|
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
|Bra Size||33 Inch|
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||33 -22-34|
|Shoe Size (UK)||–|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Dodi Fayed|
|Spouse Name||Charles, Prince of Wales|
|Children||Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge|
|Institute||Institute Alpin Videmanette|
|Alma Mater.||Will Update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Will update|
|Dream Holiday Destination||Will update|
|Love to do||–|
|Net worth (approx.)||$ 21 million (Approx.)|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||–|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Not Known.|
|Home Details||House in Thiruvananthapuram & Delhi.|
|Email Address||Not found.|