Diana, Princess of Wales

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Diana Frances Spencer AKA Diana Princess of Wales - also known as Lady Di - was not only an iconic figure in the eyes of the world during the late twentieth century, but she was also a great leader and champion for the masses during a personally very difficult time. Diana grew up in Sandringham, Norfolk with her father and four other siblings, her mother wasn’t around for much of her life. Diana was a quiet and shy school teacher who married the Prince of England on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. She was able to overcome many of her personal difficulties. These included but were not limited to; her divorce from Prince Charles on August 28, 1996 which the Queen had to give permission for; her ongoing battle with depression; an eating disorder and dealing with the media invasion of every aspect of her life. She sought to help out others in their personal battles. These groups included but were not limited to people suffering with AIDS and people affected by land mines with special emphasis on children. Her kind heart towards others only added to her idolization as well as becoming known as the people’s princess. She was admired and beloved by all. Princess Diana was essentially stalked by the media, during and after her marriage to Prince Charles. Our dear Princess has no privacy whatsoever which eventually contributed to her tragic and untimely death on August 31, 1997 at the age of 36. The news of her death shook the world around her to its core. Only later did we find out that the paparazzi wasn’t the leading cause to her death, that in fact her chauffeur, Henri Paul, was under the influence of drugs and alcohol during the time of the accident and accused of grossly negligent driving. The world which was dev... ... middle of paper ... ...l. This provided me with a brief yet very informative biography on Diana Spencer. "Princess Diana." Biography for Kids:. May 2014. Accessed May 19, 2014. http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/princess_diana.php. This website gave me information about Dianas childhood and her nickname "Princess Diana... Car Accident Death..." RareNewspapers. August 31, 1997. Accessed May 19, 2014. http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/561626. Helped me understand her deaths affect on the world. Spencer, Diana. "Diana One Year On." Interview. BBC Online Network. 1995. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/diana_one_year_on/sights_and_sounds/the_interview/default.stm. Gave me her opinion on her own life rather than the writers opinion. Spencer, Diana. "Eating Disorders." Speech, April 27, 1993. Helped me understand her feeling towards eating disorders considering she had one.

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