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Diana Frances Spencer (Diana Frances Spencer; Lady Di, Princess of Wales)

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Born: 1961 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 36 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Humanitarian, Princess

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1961 – She was born on the 1st day of July this year in Parkhouse, Sandringham, England. During her parents' acrimonious divorce over Lady Althorp's adultery with wallpaper heir Peter Shand Kydd, Diana's mother took her two youngest children to live in an apartment in London's Knightsbridge, where Diana attended a local day school.


1975 - On the death of her paternal grandfather, Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer in this year, Diana's father became the 8th Earl Spencer, at which time she became Lady Diana Spencer and moved from her childhood home at Park House to her family's sixteenth-century ancestral home of Althorp.


1977 – She was educated at Riddlesworth Hall in Norfolk and at West Heath Girls' School (later reorganised as the New School at West Heath) in Sevenoaks, Kent, where she was regarded as a poor student, having attempted and failed all of her O-levels twice. In this year, at the age of 16, she left West Heath and briefly attended Institut Alpin Videmanette, a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland.

1981 – She married Prince Charles at St Paul's Cathedral on the 29th day of July this year, watched by a global audience of almost one billion. In the mid-1980s, the marriage fell apart, an event at first suppressed, then sensationalised, by the world media. Both the Prince and Princess of Wales allegedly spoke to the press through friends, each blaming the other for the marriage's end.

1992 - The Prince and Princess of Wales were separated on the 9th day of December this year, by which time her relations with the some of the Royal Family, excepting the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, were difficult.

1996 - Their divorce was finalised on August 28 of this year. Diana received a lump sum settlement of around £17,000,000 along with a legal order preventing her from discussing the details.


1997 – She died of car accident on the 31st dayt of August this year in Paris, France at age 36. She was buried at Althorp, Northamptonshire, England. used her influential status to positively assist the campaign against landmines, a cause which won the Nobel Prize in this year, in tribute, and with helping to decrease discrimination against victims of AIDS.


 



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