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Born Diana Spencer on July 1, 1961, Princess Diana became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana remained the focus of near-constant media scrutiny in the United Kingdom and around the world up to and during her marriage, and after her subsequent divorce. Her sudden death in a car crash was followed by a spontaneous and prolonged show of public mourning – what many considered “their own personal this life” . Contemporary responses to Diana’s life and legacy have been mixed but a popular fascination with the Princess endures. The long awaited Coroner’s Inquest reported in April 2008 that Diana had been unlawfully killed by the driver and the following paparazzi.

“They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?”

– Princess Diana


On 31 August 1997, Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, which also caused the deaths of her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver, Henri Paul, acting security manager of the Hôtel Ritz Paris. Millions of people watched her funeral.

The first wife of Prince Charles

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Their sons, Princes William and Henry , are second and third in line to the thrones of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth Realms.

Diana’s children

After the marriage, the couple made their homes at Kensington Palace and at Highgrove House, near Tetbury. On 5 November 1981, the Princess' first pregnancy was officially announced, and she frankly discussed her pregnancy with members of the press corps.On 21 June 1982, under the care of Pinker, the Princess gave natural birth to her and the Prince's first son and heir, William Arthur Philip Louis.A second son, Henry Charles Albert David, was born two years after William, on 15 September 1984.

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