Diana, Princess of Wales (formerly: Diana, Princess of Wales, Sandringham (Norfolk), 1 July 1961 – 31 August Paris, 1997) was the first wife of the British Crown PrinceCharles and mother of princes William and Harry.
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Diana, Princess of Wales, 1987
Diana was the youngest daughter of the Hon. Frances Ruth Burke-Roche (daughter of the 4th baron Fermoy) and the Hon. Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, making Diana was a descendant of many Kings of England. Diana had two sisters, Sarah and Jane and a brother, Charles.
After the death of her grandfather on father's side, the seventh Earl Spencer in 1975, became Lord Althorp the eighth Earl Spencer and his daughter got the title ' Lady Diana Spencer ", often shortened to ' Lady Di '. She got her training in Norfolk and to a boarding school in Kent and was considered as an average student. When she was 16 years old, she went to the Institut Alpin Videmanette, Rougemont, Switzerland, in for the last year of her education.
In 1980, when she was 19 years old, she was noticed by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, who invited her for a polo match. A romance began and the couple became engaged on 24 February 1981. They were married on 29 July the same year under great public interest in the St Paul's Cathedral in London.
The new Princess was extremely popular and was well liked. She was patron of many projects and her collection grew during this period clothing, which would be later auctioned for charity.
At the beginning of the 1990s ran the marriage, this separation was widely spread in the British press and brought the British court in embarrassment. The Queen and her mother saw with disgust how the press liked the spicy details that came above water. In an interview told the Princess that her husband cheated on her many years with Camilla Parker-Bowles. The Prince knew Camilla long before his marriage.
The Princess lost her Royal Highness predicate and withdrew from the British Court.
At the end of the 1980s, she got more and more notoriety through its support for good causes. She has served in many campaigns against the use of land mines and in reducing the stigma around Aids. In 1995, she received the Humanitarian of the Year award.
Although there are many conspiracy theories have been raised in the media, is generally assumed that it was an accident caused by a driver who had been drinking alcohol and was trying to evade paparazzi at high speed. Only Diana's bodyguard survived the hit because he wore a seat belt. Diana, Dodi and their driver were wearing their seatbelts. On 14 december 2006 brought the British police a report, stating that it indeed was an accident.  The British Court jury upheld the involuntary manslaughter on 7 april 2008. 
Her death caused a particular public mourning period and an estimated six million people witnessed the funerals which took place on 6 september . Diana was buried at Althorpin the United Kingdom, on an island in the middle of a Lake on the estate of her brother. Visitors can walk to the Lake and an exhibition about Diana in a visitors ' Centre.
On July 6, 2004, a monument for her opened in Hyde Park (London). It is a fountain in the shape of an oval ring of stone.
The British Princes William and Harry organized ten years after her death on her birthday on July 1, 2007 a concert in the new Wembley, with bands from her time as guests and bands from now that meet her music taste like Elton John, Duran Duran and Nelly Furtado.
In the Guards Chapel in London was commemorated on August 31, 2007 that Princess Diana had died ten years ago, at the initiative of her two sons. They kept there a speech.
- On the honeymoon with Diana Prince Charles wore cufflinks engraved with two intertwined C 's. It was a gift of Camilla Parker Bowles, his later wife.
- On 5 september 1997, six days after Diana's death, Mother Teresa died where they had good contact with it.
- Lady Diana was descendant of the Dutch merchant Samuel Goddess.