Diana-The Princess of Hearts & What More She Could Have Done if She were Alive
Diana Frances Spencer alias Princess Diana is well known as the ‘People’s Princess’. On 31st August 2017, it was Princess Diana’s 20th Death Anniversary. She was born on 1st July 1961. In 1975 after Diana’s father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became Lady Diana. She belonged to the British royal ancestry and had an aristocratic upbringing. She spent her growing up days in Park House, located on the Sandringham estate. She was educated in Switzerland and England.
1 Early Experiences
A lesser known fact is Diana, academically wasn’t so bright and did fail twice in her O-level exams. Nevertheless, her brilliant community spirit was recognized very early, with an award from West Heath. She was an accomplished pianist and swimmer. She studied tap dance and ballet. To support herself she took many a low paying but interesting jobs. She had worked as a kindergarten assistant, a dance instructor, a hostess at parties and also as a nanny. Undoubtedly, she was an independent woman and a liberal thinker. She was the first Englishwoman ever to marry an heir to the British throne, and the first royal bride to have a paying job before her engagement.
On 29th July 1981, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Diana and Prince Charles took their vows. Diana was just 20 years old. It was a “fairy-tale wedding” and was globally televised, with 600,000 spectators in the streets to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. At Goldsmith’s Hall, in March 1981, Princess Diana with Prince Charles made her first public appearance. But soon this marriage became a scandalized affair. In the 1990s, the marriage started to fall apart and on 28 August 1996, the divorce was finalized. Diana retained the styled Diana, Princess of Wales title as she was the mother of her two sons, Princes William and Harry.