Diana, Princess of Wales, Died at 36

Diana, Princess of Wales, Diana Frances, née Spencer; was born on July 1, 1961, and died on August 31, 1997.

She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry as The Honourable Diana Spencer.

Diana was the fourth child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp and the Honourable Frances Roche.

The young Diana grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, and was educated in England and Switzerland.

During 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became Lady Diana Spencer.

Diana’s wedding to the Prince of Wales on July 29, 1981, held at St Paul’s Cathedral, reached a global television audience of over 750 million people.

In the marriage, Diana bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester, and Baroness of Renfrew.

The couple produced two sons, the princes William and Harry.

Both sons were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne.

As she was Princess of Wales, she undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas.

Princess Diana was celebrated for her many charity works and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Diana was involved with dozens of charities including London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989.

She remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on August 28, 1996.

The Media attention and public mourning were extensive following her death in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, and subsequent televised funeral.

Diana, Princess of Wales passed away at 36 years old due to a car accident.