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Diana (Princess of Wales) Age, Death Cause, Husband, Family, Biography & More


Diana, Princess of Wales

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameLady Diana Frances Spencer
Nickname(s)The People's Princess, Princess Di, The Queen of Hearts, Lady Di, The Princess of Hearts, Shy Di, England's Rose
Professions Teacher, Philanthropist, Activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)33-26-34
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlonde
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 July 1961
BirthplacePark House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Date of Death31 August 1997
Place of DeathPitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France
Diana's Burial SiteAlthorp Park's gardens, Northamptonshire
Diana's Memorial in Althrop, Northhampshire
Age (at the time of death) 36 Years
Death CauseDiana was killed in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
SignaturePrincess Diana signature
Nationality British
Hometown Sandringham, United Kingdom
SchoolsEduated at home until age of 9
Riddlesworth Hall, (age 9-12)
West Health School, (age 12-16)
Institut Alpin Videmanette (dropped out)
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Educational Qualification9th Standard (High School Dropout)
ReligionChristanity
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Hobbies Swimming, Ballet, Diving, and Skiing
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II (1981)
• Supreme Class of the Order of the Virtues (or Order of al-Kamal), Egypt (1982)
• Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown, bestowed by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, (18 November 1982)
• During her lifetime, Princess Diana was appointed at various Military designations.
Titles• The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer (1 July 1961–9 June 1975)
• Lady Diana Frances Spencer (9 June 1975–29 July 1981)
• Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales (29 July 1981–28 August 1996)
• Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay (29 July 1981–28 August 1996)
• Diana, Princess of Wales (28 August 1996–31 August 1997)
ControversyThere is an ongoing controversy regarding the death of Princess Diana, as to whether it was mere car crash or a well planned murder. In 1999 a report was released which said that the driver was at fault for driving at a high speed while being under the influence of alcohol and anti-depressant drugs. Photographers who were earlier blamed for the crash were freed from such charges. Despite the report, rumours regarding the cause of Diana's death continue to exist till now. Another theory held that it was a planned murder by the royal family, although no additional evidence has been found in this regard.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Boyfriends• Prince Charles, British Royalty (1980-1996)
• James Hewitt, British Military (1986-1991)
Princess Diana With Her Ex-Boyfriend James Hewitt
• Oliver Hoare, British Curator (1991-1995)
Princess Diana With Her Ex-Boyfriend Oliver Hoare
• James Gilbey, (1992 - 1993)
 Princess Diana's Ex-Boyfriend James Gilbey
• Theodore Forstmann, American Business (1994-1995)
Princess Diana's Ex-Boyfriend Theodore Forstmann
• John Kennedy Jr, American Business (1995)
Princess Diana With Her Ex-Boyfriend John Kennedy Jr
• Will Carling, English Rugby Union (1995)
Princess Diana's Ex-Boyfriend Will Carling
• Hasnat Khan, Pakistani Doctor (1995-1997)
Princess Diana With Her Ex-Boyfriend Hasnat Khan
• Dodi Fayed, Egyptian Socialite (1997)
Princess Diana With Her Ex-Boyfriend Dodi Fayed
Marriage Date29 July 1981
Family
HusbandCharles, Prince of Wales (divorced on 28 August 1996)
Princess Diana with Prince Charles
ChildrenSons- Prince William, Duke of (Cambridge)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Princess Diana with Prince harry and Prince William
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
Princess Diana with her father.
Mother- Frances Shand Kydd
Princess Diana mother Frances Shand Kydd
SiblingsBrothers- John Spencer, Charles Spencer (Author, Journalist)
Sisters- Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes
Lady Sarah McCorquodale
Princess Diana with her father and her siblings
Favourite Things
Favorite FoodBread and Butter Pudding
Favorite MovieRocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) $31.5 ( at the time of death)

Princess Diana, Princess of Wales

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Some Lesser Known Facts about Princess Diana

  • Didi Princess smoke?: No
  • Did Princess drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Diana Spencer was born 1 July 1961 in the Sandringham Estate, which her family had rented from the Royal family.
  • Ballet was her initial love. When her height turned  5’10”, she was declared too tall to join Ballet professionally. However, she continued to support the English National Ballet, both as a private dancer and through fundraising efforts.

    Princess Diana performing with Ballet star Wayne Sleep

    Princess Diana performing with Ballet star Wayne Sleep

  • 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.
  • Years before Diana got engaged to Prince Charles, he used to date Diana’s sister, Sarah.

    Princess Charles with Sarah

    Princess Charles with Sarah

  • Princess Diana did not shine academically, but she excelled in swimming, diving, and studied ballet and tap dance.

     Princess Diana on a skiing holiday in Malbun, Liechtenstein.

    Princess Diana on a skiing holiday in Malbun, Liechtenstein.

  • Instead of hiring a famous designer for her wedding, Princess Diana had taken the help of a couple, (David and Elizabeth Emanuel) who had recently graduated from the college. Princess Diana’s dress was made of taffeta. But, they had ordered both ivory and white fabrics so that her dress would remain a secret until her wedding day.

    Princess' wedding ivory dress

    Princess’ wedding ivory dress

  • Princess Diana’s wedding was described as a “fairytale wedding”, which was watched by over 750 million people all over the world.

    Princess Diana with Prince Charles on their wedding day

    Princess Diana with Prince Charles on their wedding day

  • She was known to send Thank You notes to everyone, even for the smallest of the favors and the deeds.

    Princess was known for her sweet gestures

    Princess was known for her sweet gestures

  • She had auctioned 79 of her dresses and had managed to raise $5.76 million for breast cancer and aids charity.
  • Princess Diana also supported the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. This charity won a  Nobel Peace Prize a few months after her death.
  • Princess Diana was extremely protective of her sons and made sure to accompany them to their school whenever she could spare time.

    Princess Diana with her sons

    Princess Diana with her sons

  • She had also broken the tradition on her wedding by not saying,“ she promises to obey.”
  • Diana and her then-lover, James Govey, were secretly recorded on the phone, as were Prince Charles and Camilla. Both phone tapes were anonymously leaked to tabloids and subsequently released to the public.
  • On June 29, 1994, Charles participated in a documentary where he had publicly admitted to cheating on Diana.
  •  In 1995 BBC interview Diana had admitted that she had committed adultery during her marriage.
  • The divorce was finalized on 28 August 1996. Diana received a lump sum settlement of £17 million as well as £400,000 per year.
  • During her six-week-long relationship with Dodi Fayed, on a whim, they had decided to go to Paris to spend the night. Fayed had come up with a plan to run away from the eyes of the reporters — but the paparazzi were waiting behind their hotel (the Ritz) anyway and around 1 am the car was reported to have crashed.

    Princess's car crash site.

    Princess’s car crash site.

  • Around 3 am, Princess Diana was reported as dead.

    News of Diana's death was confirmed at 3 am

    News of Diana’s death was confirmed at 3 am

  • She was 36 when she died.
  •  The Prince of Wales’ police officer had to sit in the jump seat in the front of the plane because the first flight to London was full of media persons.  Princess Diana funeral
  • She had appeared on the cover of People Weekly magazine a record-breaking 81 times. The ‘Goodbye Diana’ issue racked up sales of almost $3 million making the issue the magazine’s best-seller in its existence. The ‘Goodbye Diana’
  • Diana’s burial site is located on her family’s land, known as Althorp Park in Northamptonshire, England. The path to the island is covered with 36 Oak trees, representing her age as when she died.
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