Her mother remarried just shortly after the divorce, but her father kept custody of Diana and her three siblings (“Diana, Princess of Wales”). Diana spent the next few years shuffling back and forth between her parent’s homes and made her best efforts to spend equal time with the both of them. Before her parents separated Diana had been homeschooled her whole life. At the age of twelve she was transferred to West Heath School situated in Sevenoaks, Keth. She never gained a strong suit in academics, but in her later high school years she was acknowledged and known for running errands for an older woman living in a nursing home not far from Diana’s school.
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She changed people’s minds and perspectives about the victims of horrid sicknesses and the less fortunate. Diana was born on July 1st of 1961 to an aristocratic family who links to the Royal Family. She was the fourth out of the five children of Edward John Spencer and Frances Spencer. Diana wasn’t academically outstanding but she did, however, demonstrate passion and love for ballet, music, and children. When Diana was young, her parents divorced and her father won the harsh battle for custody of the children.
Even though she wasn’t the first of the siblings to take the throne she was still a great queen during her early years of ruling, but by her late years England started to fall. Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533. (Tudorhistory)She was born to Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII had Anne executed on May 19, 1536. Elizabeth was only two years old when her mother died.
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Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born at home on July 1, 1961, in Norfolk, England (Morton 70). Her parents were very ashamed that she was a girl. They wanted a boy very badly to keep the Spencer name (Morton 71). Diana had two older sisters and one younger brother. She was always the closest to her brother, Charles, and admired him strongly (Vickers 160).
She has two older half-siblings on her mothers side that she has never met. Almost immediately after giving birth, Gladys Mortensen brought Norma to live with Ida and Albert Bolender, who raised her until she was seven years old. It isn’t clear why Gladys had someone else raise her little girl, but being a single mother working in the Great Depression wasn’t easy. Others believe she simply didn’t have the interest or commitment to raise a child. In 1933, after Norma’s 7th birthday, her mother took her back from foster care and decided that she would try raising her on her own.