", Diana made her debut as a Sloane Ranger in 1979 with a gown by Regamus.  In January 1997, pictures of Diana touring an Angolan minefield in a ballistic helmet and flak jacket were seen worldwide. From the mid-1980s, she became increasingly associated with numerous charities. Im deutschen Volksmund wird Dian… 2 translations.  This film focuses on Diana's legacy and humanitarian efforts for causes such as AIDS, landmines, homelessness and cancer.  She subsequently travelled to Germany in January 1991 to visit RAF Bruggen, and later wrote an encouraging letter which was published in Soldier, Navy News and RAF News. 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Diana wore a dress valued at £9,000 (equivalent to £34,750 in 2019) with a 25-foot (7.62-metre) train.  Biographer William Shawcross considered Margaret's action to be "understandable" as she was "protecting her mother and other members of the family", but "regrettable from a historical viewpoint". But real-life princesses' lives aren't really like this. Diana had a very personable touch. " Re-written in tribute to Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997" was performed by Elton John at the funeral service (the only occasion the song has been performed live). " Alicia Carroll of The New York Times described Diana as "a breath of fresh air" who was the main reason the royal family was known in the United States. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.  Diana noted: "HIV does not make people dangerous to know. , In 2008, Ken Wharfe, a former bodyguard of Diana, claimed that her scandalous conversations with James Gilbey (commonly referred to as the Squidgygate) were in fact recorded by the GCHQ, which intentionally released them on a "loop". The Princess and the Press The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has once again focused attention on the intrusive behaviour of some journalists.  "Di's incredible relationship with accessible sportswear through to luxury fashion forms the cornerstone of the collection and feels more modern than ever," Reid said about Diana in a press release.  In 1999, Time magazine named Diana one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century. HIV and AIDS disease, she was a strong supporter of charities.  From 7 to 10 August 1997, just days before her death, she visited Bosnia and Herzegovina with Jerry White and Ken Rutherford of the Landmine Survivors Network..  Writing for The Guardian, Peter Conrad suggested that it was Diana who let the journalists and paparazzi into her life as she knew they were the source of her power; thus, she "overburdened herself with public duties" and destroyed the border between private and public life. Harry was born two years before Hewitt and Diana began their affair.  In 2003, VH1 ranked her at number nine on its 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons list, which recognises "the folks that have significantly inspired and impacted American society". ", "Princess Diana's death was 'global event' says Blair", "Diana Was Set to Become Blair's Ambassador for Britain", "One Year On: Dry your eyes!  Following his remarks, charity organisations that were supported by Diana defended her, and Peter Luff called O'Hear's comments "distasteful and inappropriate". Princess Diana at the London headquarters of the English National Ballet with the company's director Kathryn Wade, December 1995.  It was opened by her on 12 January 1988 at Mill Hill Secondary School, and she supported it until her death in 1997. Also Known As: Diana Frances Spencer, Lady Di, Princess Diana. "Stella Vine: Paintings". The exhibition suggests to detractors who, like many other princesses, "looking lovely in different clothes was pretty much her life's work" which also brings interest in her clothing.  In an official statement released by Kensington Palace, William and Harry said "Our mother touched so many lives. Få förstklassiga, högupplösta nyhetsfoton på Getty Images Tape recordings of Diana and James Gilbey were made public in August 1992, and transcripts were published the same month. The wedding was held at St Paul's Cathedral, which offered more seating than Westminster Abbey, a church that was generally used for royal nuptials. , In addition to her will, Diana had also written a letter of wishes in which she had asked for three-quarters of her personal property to be given to her sons, and dividing the remaining quarter (aside from the jewellery) between her 17 godchildren. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: This page was last changed on 3 March 2021, at 16:26. Within a few years of the wedding, the Queen extended Diana visible tokens of membership in the royal family; she lent her the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, and granted her the badge of the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II. " Her brother, the Earl Spencer, captured her role: Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. Princess Diana is known for how she helped.  She joined her sisters at West Heath Girls' School in Sevenoaks, Kent, in 1973.  In 2018, Diana ranked fifteenth on the BBC History's poll of 100 Women Who Changed the World.  Vine intended to portray Diana's combined strength and vulnerability as well as her closeness to her two sons. , The decree nisi was granted on 15 July 1996 and the divorce was finalised on 28 August 1996. From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "Diana, princess of Wales | Biography, Marriage, Children, & Death", Last Will and Testament of Diana, Princess of Wales, Lord Stevens' Operation Paget Report Into The Death of Diana, Princess of Wales - published 14 December 2006, H.M. Coroner of Surrey: The Official Inquest Into The Deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales & Dodi Al Fayed, https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Diana,_Princess_of_Wales&oldid=7408962, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with TePapa identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. Princess Diana Attending The English National Ballet Gala Performance In Budapest.  In February 1989, she spent a few days in New York as a solo visit, mainly to promote the works of the Welsh National Opera, of which she was a patron. Let's discover more about Princess Diana and the important work she did. Of her drawings, Emin maintained "They're quite sentimental ... and there's nothing cynical about it whatsoever. , In 2016, fashion designer Sharmadean Reid designed a collection of clothes for ASOS.com inspired by Diana's style. See more ideas about princess diana, diana, lady diana. ", "Will Kate kick off a war of the Welles?  In February 1995, Diana visited Japan. At a Turning Point conference in 1993, Diana speaks about the plight of women who suffer from depression and find themselves hooked on pills. To the media, Diana often portrayed a very stoic and positive energy, but an aide suggested that at the same time these engagements often drained Diana emotionally at the end of some engagements she felt depleted. On different occasions she would complain about the way she was being treated by the media, mentioning that their constant presence in her proximity had made life impossible for her, whereas at other times she would seek their attention and hand information to reporters herself. Known For: Diana became a member of the British royal family when she married Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981. The relationship progressed when he invited her aboard the royal yacht Britannia for a sailing weekend to Cowes.  It was the first visit by members of the royal family to "a former Warsaw Pact country". Born: July 1, 1961 in Sandringham, England.  She showed a talent for music as an accomplished pianist.  She lived there with three flatmates until 25 February 1981.  Diana later confessed that she had intentionally thrown herself down the stairs because she was feeling "so inadequate". She took a series of low-paying jobs; she worked as a dance instructor for youth until a skiing accident caused her to miss three months of work. She spent time working as a nanny for the Robertsons, an American family living in London, and worked as a nursery teacher's assistant at the Young England School in Pimlico. Her father was the Earl Spencer.  In February 1996, Diana, who had been informed about a newly opened cancer hospital built by Imran Khan, travelled to Pakistan to visit its children's cancer wards and attend a fundraising dinner in aid of the charity in Lahore. Diana came to prominence in 1981 upon her engagement to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, after a brief courtship. Boyd's pink tricorn hat Diana wore for her honeymoon was later copied by milliners across the world and credited with rebooting an industry in decline for decades. , In November 1989, Diana visited a leprosy hospital in Indonesia. ", The Princess was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1989. As the mother of the prince expected to one day ascend to the throne, she continued to be regarded as a member of the royal family and was accorded the same precedence she enjoyed during her marriage.  People close to Diana believed the action was intended to defame her.  The Diana Princess of Wales Health Education and Media Centre in Noida, India, was opened in her honour in November 1999, funded by the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund to give social support to the people affected by leprosy and disability. Its completion was initially expected in 2019.  Turning Point, a health and social care organisation, was founded in 1964 to help and support those affected by drug and alcohol misuse and mental health problems.  They met with President Alessandro Pertini. HER LIFE'S TIMELINE 1979 Diana moved to London, worked as a housekeeper, nanny, and kindergarten teacher's aide 1980 On a visit to see her sister Jane, Diana and Charles met again; soon, Charles asked Diana for a date 1981 Prince Charles proposed to Lady Diana Spencer at a dinner for two at Buckingham Palace June 21, 1982 Prince William born (William Arthur Philip Louis) September 15, … Patrick Jephson, her private secretary of eight years, wrote in an article in The Daily Telegraph that "[Diana] had an extra quality that frustrated her critics during her lifetime and has done little to soften their disdain since her death". Song: Princess Diana.  Charles formally agreed to the divorce in a written statement soon after. Diana said Camilla Parker-Bowles was responsible for the problems with her marriage. Read here about Diana’s short life, her marriage to Prince Charles, her ‘war’ with the Royal Family and her love and hard work for sick and poor people all over the world.  The Princess's lawyers immediately filed a criminal complaint that sought "a permanent ban on the sale and publication of the photographs" around the world. By her own admission, Diana had not initially intended to take William until Malcolm Fraser, the Australian prime minister, made the suggestion.  Released as a single in 1997, the global proceeds from the song have gone to Diana's charities.  In 1989, Diana was at a birthday party for Camilla's sister, Annabel Elliot, when she confronted Camilla about her and Charles's extramarital affair.  Charles resumed his relationship with his former girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles, and Diana later began one with Major James Hewitt, the family's former riding instructor. , Actresses who have portrayed Diana include Serena Scott Thomas (in Diana: Her True Story, 1993), Julie Cox (in Princess in Love, 1996), Amy Seccombe (in Diana: A Tribute to the People's Princess, 1998), Michelle Duncan (in Whatever Love Means, 2005), Genevieve O'Reilly (in Diana: Last Days of a Princess, 2007), Nathalie Brocker (in The Murder of Princess Diana, 2007), Naomi Watts (in Diana, 2013), and Emma Corrin (in The Crown, 2020). Diana, Princess of Wales (Fürstin von Wales, gebürtig Diana Frances Spencer, * 1. She divorced Prince Charles in 1996. Diana became its patron in 1989.  In June 1997, her dresses and suits were sold at Christie's auction houses in London and New York, and the proceeds that were earned from these events were donated to charities.  The deaths of Jean and her brother affected her and she assisted their family to establish the charity. From her marriage in 1981 to her divorce in 1996, she was called “Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales”. The Queen subsequently released a statement and called it "the blackest day in the history of British journalism.  She additionally visited patients at the Cook County Hospital and delivered remarks at a conference on breast cancer at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law after meeting a group of breast cancer researchers.  In June 1996, she travelled to Chicago in her capacity as president of the Royal Marsden Hospital in order to attend a fundraising event at the Field Museum of Natural History and raised more than £1 million for cancer research.  Penny Junor suggested in her 1998 book that Diana was in a romantic relationship with Mannakee.