Princess Diana, one of the world’s most beloved icons, would have been 54 this year. When she was involved in the 1997 Paris car crash at just age 36, this left the world shocked and sad to lose such a charismatic and adored public figure. She was our princess. While all eyes of the world are on Kate Middleton, we can never forget the princess who strived for love, life and compassion.
1. She was heavily involved with charity work and helping others:
Princess Diana was very well known for her charity work, particularly charity work surrounding land mines and AIDS patients. When the AIDS epidemic first broke out there was a large amount of fear and lack of information that led people with the virus to be shunned. However, Princess Diana with all her compassion, was one of the first public figures to be seen holding the hands of HIV/AIDS patients. Along with financial donations, she regularly visited African AIDS patients, and supported the work of the National Aids Trust.
08 October 1996: Princess Diana hold eight week old baby Tamara at London Lighthouse, centre for people affected by HIV and AIDS, during a visit to help launch £1.5 million Capital Appeal ■ 08 أكتوبر 1996: اﻷميرة ديانا تحمل المولودة الصغيرة المصابة بفيروس نقص المناعة المكتسبة (اﻹيدز) تامارا، التي تبلغ من العمر ثمانية أسابيع فقط، وذلك خلال زيارتها لمركز لايت هاوس في لندن، المتخصص في رعاية المصابين بهذا الفيروس القاتل، حيث قامت اﻷميرة خلال تلك الزيارة بتدشين حملة توعوية وخيرية لجمع مبلغ وقدره 1.5 مليون جنيه أسترليني لدعم المركز ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا
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Princess Diana had received a lot of public criticism and praise as she put international pressure on banning the use of land mines through her work with International Red Cross and Crescent. She wanted to protect the children who were injured by forgotten landmines long after conflict was over. Go her!
2. Her wedding with Prince Charles was a global spectacle viewed by everyone:
While Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding received over 300 million viewers in 2011, the fairytale wedding between Princess Diana and Prince Charles on 29 July 1981 was watched by over 750 million as the world stood still to look at the royal glory and the wedding of the century.
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3. She was so cute with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry
These pictures can’t help but make you smile at all the cuteness!
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4. She slayed in the public scrutiny of her breakup with Prince Charles
Being in the limelight all the time meant her relationship was under constant scrutiny by the world, and like any relationship the one between her and Charles wasn’t perfect. As Charles had an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and Diana starting seeing Major James Hewitt, Diana spoke out saying, “Well there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded… I’d like to be a queen of people’s hearts”, she didn’t need royalty to continue being amazing.
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5. Her style was flawless!
Not only was she a princess, a humanitarian and a young mother, she was a style icon. She confidently found her feet in fashion and made us love her even more.
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Princess Diana will be remembered forever, and as it rolls around to the anniversary of her death on August 31 1997, the world will pride themselves on the love and life she left behind.