Biography

Diana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997

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Early Life

The late Diana, Princess of Wales, was born as Lady Diana Frances Spencer, on 1 July 1961.

The Princess had two elder sisters and a younger brother. She was brought up at her father’s house on the Queen’s estate at Sandringham and then at the family home of Althorp in Northamptonshire. After attending Riddlesworth Hall and West Heath School in Kent she completed her education in Switzerland and then taught at a kindergarten in Central London.

Becoming a Princess

Becoming a Princess

She married HRH Prince of Wales at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on 29 July 1981 and had two sons, Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis

(now The Duke of Cambridge), born 21 July 1982 and Prince Henry (Harry) Charles Albert David born 15 September 1984.

“I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.”  – Diana

Princess Diana died on the

31 August 1997

On 31 August 1997, the world found itself in a state of shock and later intense grief when Diana, Princess of Wales, died as the result of a car crash in Paris at the age of 36.

Princess Diana died on

31 August 1997

On 31 August 1997, the world found itself in a state of shock and later intense grief when Diana, Princess of Wales, died as the result of a car crash in Paris at the age of 36.

“Put simply, she made us, and so many other people, happy. May this be the way that she is remembered.”  – HRH Prince Harry

We are the living legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.

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