Biography of Princess Diana

Princess Diana (1961-1997) was Princess of Wales. Married to Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II of England, she was the Royal Highness. Heir to the title of Lady, she was called Lady Di.


From an aristocratic family, she was the daughter of Edward John Spencer, eighth Earl Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke, daughter of Fermy's fourth baron. Her parents divorced when Diana was 8 years old. The couple disputed the custody of the children in court, which was granted to the father.



Diana studied at Riddlesworth Hal Schooll, where she excelled in music and dance classes. He joined West Heath Girl's School in Kent. She was a student at West Heath for five years. In 1977 he went to Switzerland where he completed his studies at the Institut Alpin Videmanett.


The Lady Title

In 1975, with the death of her paternal grandfather Albert Spencer, Diana's father became the eighth Count Spencer. Diana and her sisters received the title of Lady and her brother Charles the title of Viscount Althorp. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Althorp, the Spencer family's country estate in Northamptonshire.


Moving to London

In 1978, at the age of 17, Diana got an apartment in London, where she moved. She worked as a ballet teacher at Studio Vacancy and as a kindergarten teacher at Young England School.

Engagement and Wedding

On February 6, 1981, Prince Charles proposed to Diana with a 18-karat white gold ring topped with a 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. It was made by the crown jeweler Garrard and reportedly inspired by a brooch created in 1840 for Prince Albert as a wedding present for Queen Victoria. The ring reportedly cost Charles £28,000 at the time (about $35,000). 

After Diana's death, her son Prince William proposed with the ring to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.


Since childhood, Diana had been part of the life of the British royal family. From 1978, Diana and her sisters were constantly invited to birthdays and other activities together with the family. From then on, Diana and Charles were always seen together. On February 6, 1980, Charles proposed to Diana. On February 24, 1981, Buckingham Palace announced their engagement.

On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana and Prince Charles were married in St Paul's Cathedral in London, in a ceremony for 3,500 guests. The sumptuous event was broadcast on television all over the world.


After the wedding, Lady Diana officially became "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales". The couple had two children, William who was born on June 21, 1982 and Harry who was born on September 15, 1984. Soon the princess became dear to everyone. He carried out charitable works in several countries and traveled on missions of the British royal family.


Since the end of the 1980s, the first rumors about a possible separation from the couple began, which was confirmed on December 9, 1992, when the couple formally separated. The cause of the separation would be a relationship that Charles had with his ex-girlfriend Camila Parker-Bowles.

The divorce was only finalized on August 28, 1996. With the separation, Diana lost the treatment of Royal Highness and became the “Princess of Wales”. She continued to live in Kensington Palace and began to share custody of her children with her ex-husband


On the night of August 31, 1997, when Diana was traveling by car with her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, heir to the chain of Harrods stores, she was chased by paparazzi suffering a serious car accident in Paris, which took both their lives . The princess's body was buried on an island, in the middle of an artificial lake, called Oval lake, located in the region of the lands of Althorp, also known as The Gardens of Pleasures.

Diana Frances Spencer passed away in Paris, France, on August 31, 1997.

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