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 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
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
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
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.