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Diana Frances Spencer

Also Known As: "Lady Diana", "Princess Diana", "The People's Princess", "Princess of Wales", "Diana"
Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 31, 1997 (36)
Hospital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France (Car Crash)
Place of Burial: Plot: Island on the lake Oval, Spencer Estate Grounds, Althorp, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd
Ex-wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
Mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Sister of Lady Sarah McCorquodale; Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes; John Spencer and Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer

Occupation: Princess of Wales
Managed by: Kurt Gregory Robson
Last Updated:

About Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer), was a member of the British royal family as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne. She was the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.

Diana was born into the Spencer family, a family of British nobility with royal ancestry and was the youngest daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Roche. She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, and was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975—after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer—she became known as Lady Diana Spencer. She came to prominence in February 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced to the world.

Diana's wedding to the Prince of Wales took place at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981 and reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. During her marriage, Diana was Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, and Countess of Chester. The marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas. She was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Diana was involved with dozens of charities including London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989. She also raised awareness and advocated ways to help people affected with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and mental illness.

Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel on 31 August 1997 and subsequent televised funeral.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/politics97/diana/ob-divorce.html

http://www.britroyals.com/family.asp?id=diana

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=1888&page=gr

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=7371

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697740/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697740/bio

http://www.nndb.com/people/688/000026610/

http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/The%20House%20of%20Windsor%20from%201952/DianaPrincessofWales/Childhood.aspx

http://thepeerage.com/p10072.htm

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Diana, Princess of Wales's Timeline

1961
July 1, 1961
Sandringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
July 1, 1961
- June 9, 1975
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
August 30, 1961
Sandringham Church, Norfolk, England
1966
1966
- 1974
Age 4
Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom
1974
1974
- 1977
Age 12
Sevenoaks, Kent, United Kingdom
1975
June 9, 1975
- July 29, 1981
Age 13
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1977
1977
- 1978
Age 15
Rougemont, Switzerland
1981
July 29, 1981
- August 28, 1996
Age 20
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
July 29, 1981
- August 28, 1996
Age 20
London, Greater London, United Kingdom