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Princess Diana

There is a reason why Princess Diana was "The People's Princess." She was a lot more down-to-earth and accessible than previous princesses and queens throughout the British monarchy's history, and she didn't seem fazed by all of the pomp and rigorous social rules that characterized the monarchy for centuries.

Princess Diana
Princess Diana

For example, Diana used her public presence not to just be a socialite who only enjoyed the pleasures of royal life, but she used it as a platform to raise awareness of social problems such as homelessness, AIDS, and the use of landmines by major corporations. Not only that, but she made sure that her sons had the same kind of compassion for others and become well-rounded persons, which is why she often took them to places beyond the sphere of the royal palace in which they lived.

Princess Diana's life was also a tragic one not because of her horrific accident which led to her death, but because of the pain she endured with a spouse who didn't truly love her but just tolerated her. In addition to this, all of her private troubles became a constant public spectacle on TV shows, in newspapers and in tabloid magazines. So it's plausible to say that she was the people's princess in both good and bad ways. Yet Princess Diana served as an international ambassador and inspiration to everyone with her kindness, commitment to service and dedication to her family.

Princess Diana was born on July 1, 1961 to Edward Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche. Her parents divorced in 1969 and Diana lived with her father until her teens, when she went away to boarding school and later worked as a kindergarten teacher.

As a teenager, Diana was skilled in piano playing, dance and community service, and she had a reserved personality. In 1977, she met Prince Charles at a party and after a brief friendship, they started dating. Initially, Charles thought Diana was too young, and their interests were different. But he overcame his reservations and in February 1981, he and Diana announced their engagement.

In July of that year they married, and Princess Diana was actually the first Englishwoman to marry an heir to the throne in 300 years. In 1982 and 1984, Princess Diana had two boys, William and Harry, and she was very hands-on with her childrearing. But while she was thrilled with the joys of motherhood, she couldn't say the same about her marriage to Prince Charles. He grew distant towards her, and he carried a longtime affair with his former lover Camilla Parker Bowles.

In 1996 she and Charles divorced and after this happened, Princess Diana spent the remaining years of her life working with various charities in Britain and around the world for AIDS research, landmine dangers and other social causes. Princess Diana died in September 1997.

There is a secret you don't know …

Besides the factual Princess Diana biography mentioned above there is a terrible secret that must now come out. That secret is that Princess Diana once had trust issues with ducks that sounded like Gilbert Gottfried and lemons, yeah, she didn't like lemons too much.


 

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