Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales

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Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales

Also Known As: "Lady Di", "Princess Di", "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 of Wales
Sister of Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes; John Spencer; Lady Sarah McCorquodale; Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer and <private> 8th Earl Spencer

Occupation: Princess of Wales
Managed by: Kurt Gregory Robson
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About Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales

"Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances;[fn 1] née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

Diana was born into an aristocratic English family with royal ancestry as The Honourable Diana Spencer. She was the fourth child of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and his first wife, the Honourable Frances Roche, daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy. Diana became Lady Diana Spencer when her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975.

She became a public figure with the announcement of her engagement. Her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981 was held at St Paul's Cathedral and seen by a global television audience of over 750 million. While married she bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester and Baroness of Renfrew. The marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne throughout her lifetime.

After her marriage, she undertook a variety of public engagements. She was well known for her fund-raising work for international charities and as an eminent celebrity of the late 20th century. She also received recognition for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. From 1989, she was the president of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, in addition to dozens of other charities.

Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. If the Prince of Wales ascended the throne during their marriage, Diana would become queen consort. Media attention and public mourning were considerable following her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.


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Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales's Timeline

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
- 1974
Age 4
Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom
- 1977
Age 12
Sevenoaks, Kent, United Kingdom
June 9, 1975
- July 29, 1981
Age 13
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
- 1978
Age 15
Rougemont, Switzerland
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