It has been more than 22 years since the world woke up to the news of Princess Diana dying after being involved in a car crash in Paris.
Lady Diana, the ‘People’s Princess’ was the most beloved member of the British Royal family and probably the most loved royalty in the world. Out of love, people gave her a nickname “The Queen of Heart” for her humble behavior and work.
“Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Princess Diana
She took every opportunity to bring awareness to different issues around the world, to promote love and family values.
Early life of the Princess of Wales
Born om July 1, 1961, Diana Frances Spencer was the fourth of five children of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1924–1992), and Frances Spencer, Viscountess Althorp (1936–2004). From generations, the Spencer family had been serving the British royal family.
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was close friend with Princess Diana’s grandmother, Ruth Fermoy. She was one of Her Majesty’s ladies-in-waiting and later held the title Woman of the Bedchamber, which meant that she was the Queen’s right-hand woman and assisted in important social engagements.
The talents of Lady Diana no one knew!
Diana was an average student, who had failed her O-levels exams twice but she was an all rounder in the extra curricular activities. She was a pianist, swimmer, ballet and a tap dancer.
“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.” – Princess Diana
Princess Di never felt embarrassed in doing odd jobs. She had worked as a dance instructor for youth and employed as a playgroup pre-school assistant, worked as a hostess at parties and was a nanny for the Robertsons, an American family living in London.
How did Lady Diana meet Prince Charles?
Believe it or not, Diana’s sister, Sarah was dating Charles. She introduced the two when Di was just 16 and took credits for their marriage. Sarah often called herself “cupid” for making both of them to fall in love.
Her Marriage and Divorce
They got married on July, 29, 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, the United Kingdom. She had two sons from Charles — Prince Williams and Prince Harry.
Diana’s married life was a disaster as her husband, Prince Charles had an extra marital affair. In an interview, Diana said,
“Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
The couple got divorced on August 28, 1996. She received a lump sum settlement of £17 million as well as £400,000 per year. The couple signed a confidentiality agreement that prohibited them from discussing the details of the divorce or of their married life.
How The Queen of Hearts lost her life?
On August 31, 1997, Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris while the driver was fleeing a paparazzi.