Diana Frances Spencer, was born in 1961 to an aristocratic family linked to the Royal Family. Her fatherEdward Spencer, Viscount Althorp, was a direct descendent of Charles II (monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, in the 17th Century), and her mother, Frances, ViscountessAlthorp, was distantly related with the Queen Mother.
When Diana was still young, her parents divorced with her father winning a bitter battle for custody of the children. Diana grew up in the familyhome of Park House, before moving to Althorp in 1975. Diana did not shine as a student, but did well in music and ballet.
When she met her future husband, Prince Charles (who is queen Elizabeth II’sson), Diana was working as a part time assistant in a nursery school in London.
In 1981, she married him and received the title of “Her Royal Highness Princess Diana of Wales”. At the wedding’s time,she was just 20 years old, and Charles by contrast was 33.
The wedding was watched by over 1 billion people all over the world, theme of various magazines.
During their marriage they had two sons,Prince William and Prince Harry, 2nd and 3rd in line to the throne respectively. However, strains started to appear between Diana and Charles, and under much publicity the marriage broke up leading toa divorce in 1992. During this period Diana had suffered various health problems such as bulimia and depression.
As Princess of Wales, Diana was expected to take part in various officialengagements, such as opening of hospitals: her natural sympathy with patients was much admired. This had provided her to become involved in various types of charitable work.
In 1987, Princess Diana was one...