Diana Princess

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  • Born

    Born
    She was born at Sandringham, United Kingdom. Diana was the daughter of Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, Viscountess Althorp.
  • Baptism

    Baptism
    Diana was baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham
  • Divorce

    Divorce
    Diana was seven years old when her parents divorced. Her mother later began a relationship with Peter Shand Kydd
  • First meeting

    First meeting
    Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, when she was 16 years old, because he was dating her older sister, Lady Sarah
  • Education 2

    Education 2
    After attending Institut Alpin Videmanette (a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland) for one term in 1978, Diana returned to London, where she shared her mother's flat with two school friends.
  • Life in London

    Life in London
    In London, she took an advanced cooking course, but seldom cooked for her roommates. 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.
  • Second meeting

    Second meeting
    They were guests at a country weekend during the summer of 1980 when she watched him play polo and he took a serious interest in Diana as a potential bride.
  • Propose

    Propose
    Lady Diana was well received by the Queen, the Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Charles subsequently courted Diana in London. The Prince proposed on 6 February 1981, and Lady Diana accepted, but their engagement was kept secret for the next few weeks
  • Wedding

    Wedding
    The couple married on July 29, 1981, the ceremony was broadcast on television around the world, with millions of people tuning in to see what many considered to be the wedding of the century.
  • First child

    First child
    Diana and Charles had their first child: Prince William Arthur Philip Louis.
  • Second child

    Second child
    Her second son was the Prince Henry Charles Albert David, known widely as "Prince Harry"
  • Problems 2

    Problems 2
    The couple's marital difficulties were publicly reported as early as 1985. Prince Charles resumed his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and Diana later began one with Major James Hewitt.
  • Problems

    Problems
    The marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales fell apart, which was sensationalised by the world media. The Princess and Prince both spoke to the press through friends; each blamed the other for the marriage's demise.
  • True Story

    True Story
    These affairs were exposed in May 1992 with the publication of Andrew Morton's book, Diana: Her True Story. The book was serialised before publication in The Sunday Times.
  • Divorce

    Divorce
    Buckingham Palace publicly announced that the Queen had sent letters to the Prince and Princess of Wales, advising them to divorce.
  • Finally divorce

    Finally divorce
    The divorce was finalised on 28 August 1996. Diana 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
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    Education

    When she was nine, she joined her sisters at West Heath Girls' School in Sevenoaks, Kent. She did not shine academically, failing her O-levels twice.
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    London 2

    Her mother bought her a flat at Coleherne Court in Earl's Court as an 18th birthday present. She lived there with three flatmates.
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    Altruism

    Diana served as a strong supporter of many charities and worked to help the homeless, people living with HIV and AIDS and children in need.
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    Love

    She had been "deeply in love with someone who worked in this environment." Although she never used his name, it is thought she was referring to Barry Mannakee
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    Conversations

    Leaked tapes of telephone conversations negatively reflected on both the royal antagonists. Tape recordings of the Princess and James Gilbey were made available by The Sun newspaper's hotline and transcripts of the intimate conversations were published by the newspaper the same month. The article's title, "Squidgygate", referenced Gilbey's affectionate nickname for Diana