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Diana, Princess of Wales
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Diana, Princess of Wales

First Wife of Charles + Prince of Wales
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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
  • Press Set To Cover New Royal Baby From A Distance
    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
  • John Tavener Dies At 69; Composer With Eye On God
    NYTimes - Nov 14, 2013

Timeline

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

CHILDHOOD

1961 Birth Born on July 1, 1961.

TEENAGE

1973 12 Years Old In 1973, Lord Althorp began a relationship with Raine, Countess of Dartmouth, the only daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and Dame Barbara Cartland.
1975 14 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1975 she became Lady Diana Spencer, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer.
1976 - 1977 2 More Events
1978 17 Years Old Diana moved to London in 1978 and lived in her mother's flat, as her mother then spent most of the year in Scotland. … Read More
1980 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Diana was working as a kindergarten assistant at the Young England Kindergarten, Pimlico, when she became famous in the autumn of 1980 as the new girlfriend of Prince Charles. … Read More

TWENTIES

Prince Charles proposed on 6 February 1981, and Lady Diana accepted, but their engagement was kept secret for the next few weeks while she vacationed in Australia with her mother. Their engagement became official on 24 February 1981, after Lady Diana selected a large engagement ring consisting of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-carat white gold, similar to her mother's engagement ring. … Read More
After Diana fell 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
In spring 1983, about nine months after Prince William's birth, the Wales family was able to move into a newly renovated apartment at Kensington Palace. … Read More
1984 - 1987 6 More Events
1988 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited Thailand and also toured Australia for the bicentenary celebrations. … Read More
From 1989, she was the president of Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, in addition to dozens of other charities.
1990 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1990, she joined the Prince of Wales to tour Nigeria and Cameroon. … Read More

THIRTIES

1991 - 1994 7 More Events
In February 1995, the Princess visited Japan. … Read More
In June 1996, she visited Chicago, as president of the Royal Marsden Hospital. … Read More
In June 1997 the Princess attended receptions at Christie's auction houses in London and in New York prior to the sale of her dresses and suits, with the proceeds going to charity. … Read More
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