Diana, Princess o Wales

Diana, Princess o Wales (Diana Frances; nee Spencer; 1 Julie 1961 – 31 August 1997), wis the first wife o Charles, Prince o Wales, wha is the eldest bairn an heir apparent o Queen Elizabeth II. She wis the mither o Prince William an Prince Harry.

Princess o Wales; Duchess o Rothesay
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The Princess o Wales in 1997
Born1 Julie 1961(1961-07-01)
Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, Ingland, UK
Dee'd31 August 1997(1997-08-31) (aged 36)
Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, Fraunce
Buirial6 September 1997
Althorp, Northamptonshire, Ingland, UK
SpouseCharles, Prince o Wales
(m. 1981; div. 1996)
Full name
Diana Frances[a]
FaitherJohn Spencer, 8t Earl Spencer
MitherFrances Shand Kydd
SeegnaturDiana's signature

Diana wis born intae the Spencer faimily, a faimily o Breetish nobility wi ryal auncestry an was the youngest dauchter o John Spencer, Viscoont Althorp, an Frances Roche. She grew up in Park House, situatit on the Sandringham estate, an wis eddicatit in Ingland an Swisserland. In 1975—efter her faither inheritit the teetle o Yerl Spencer—she becam kent as Leddy Diana Spencer. She came tae prominence in Februar 1981 whan her engagement tae Prince Charles wis annoonced tae the warld.

Diana's waddin tae the Prince o Wales teuk place at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 Julie 1981 an reached a global telly audience o ower 750 million fowk. In her mairiage, Diana wis Princess o Wales, Duchess o Cornwall, Duchess o Rothsay, an Coontess o Chester. The mairiage produced twa sons, the princes William an Harry, that war then respectively seicont an third in the line o succession tae the Breetish throne. As Princess o Wales, Diana unnerteuk ryal duties on behauf o the Queen an representit her at functions owerseas. She wis celebratit for her chaurity wark an for her support o the Internaitional Campaign tae Ban Laundmines. Diana wis involved wi dizzens o chairities includin Lunnon's Great Ormond Street Hospital for childre, o that she wis preses frae 1989. She raised awaurness an advocatit ways tae help fowk affectit wi HIV/AIDS, cancer an mental illness an aa.

Diana remeened the object o warldwide media scrutiny in an efter her mairiage, that endit in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention an public mournin war extensive efter her daith in a caur crash in a Paris tunnel on 31 August 1997 an subsequent televised funeral.


  1. As a teetled ryal, Diana uised na surname. When ane wis uised while she wis mairied, it wis Mountbatten-Windsor. Accordin tae letters patent datit Februar 1960, the offeecial faimily name is Windsor.


  1. "The Life of Diana, Princess of Wales 1961–1997: Separation And Divorce". BBC. Retrieved 10 Mey 2015.