Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales

First Wife of Charles + Prince of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981. She was also well known for her fund-raising work for international charities, and an eminent celebrity of the late 20th century. Her wedding to Charles, heir to the British throne and those of the 16 Commonwealth realms, was held at St Paul's Cathedral and seen by a global television audience of over 750 million.… Read More

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  • Opinion: Please Don't Name Royal Baby Diana
    CNN - Apr 27, 2015
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    Yahoo News - Apr 20, 2015
  • Prince Charles Wailed 'i Can't Go Through With It' On Eve Of Marriage To Princess ... Telegraph.Co.Uk
    Google News - Feb 03, 2015
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    NYTimes - Nov 14, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Diana, Princess of Wales.


1961 Birth Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. … Read More
1967 6 Years Old Diana lived with her mother in London during her parents' separation in 1967, but during that year's Christmas holidays, Lord Althorp refused to let Diana return to London with Lady Althorp. Shortly afterwards he won custody of Diana with support from his former mother-in-law, Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy. In 1972, Lord Althorp began a relationship with Raine, Countess of Dartmouth, the only daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and Dame Barbara Cartland. They married at Caxton Hall, London in 1976. … Read More
1969 8 Years Old Diana was seven years old when her parents divorced. Her mother later had an affair with Peter Shand Kydd and married him in 1969.


1973 - 1977 2 More Events
1978 17 Years Old After attending Institut Alpin Videmanette, a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland, for one term in 1978, Diana returned to London, where she shared her mother's flat with two school friends. … Read More
1979 18 Years Old In July 1979, her mother bought her a flat at Coleherne Court in Earls Court as an 18th birthday present. … Read More
1980 19 Years Old He took a serious interest in her as a potential bride during the summer of 1980, when they were guests at a country weekend, where she watched him play polo. … Read More


The prince proposed on 6 February 1981, and Lady Diana accepted, but their engagement was kept secret for the next few weeks. Their engagement became official on 24 February 1981. … Read More
…  After Diana threw herself down a staircase at Sandringham in January 1982, 12 weeks into her first pregnancy, the royal gynaecologist Sir George Pinker was summoned from London. … Read More
1983 - 1988 7 More Events
1989 28 Years Old 1 More Event
She was involved with dozens of charities including London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989.


1991 30 Years Old From 1991 to 1996, she was a patron of Headway, a brain injury association.
These affairs were exposed in May 1992 with the publication of Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton. … Read More
In June 1995, the Princess made a brief trip to Moscow, where she visited a children’s hospital that she had previously supported through her charity work. … Read More
In July 1996, the couple agreed on the terms of their divorce. … Read More
In May 1997, the Princess opened the Richard Attenborough Centre for Disability and the Arts in Leicester, after being asked by her friend Richard Attenborough.
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