Princess Diana was one of the most influential royals in recent history, and she will be remembered fondly by many people. What they might not know, however, are these little-known facts about Princess Diana’s life. They could change the way you think about her forever!
Birth date: July 1, 1961
Death date: August 31, 1997
Birth place: Norfolk, England
Birth name: Diana Frances Spencer
Father: Edward John, 8th Earl Spencer
Mother: Frances (Ruth Burke-Roche) Spencer
Marriage: Charles (Philip Arthur George), Prince of Wales (July 29, 1981-August 28, 1996, divorced)
Children: Henry Charles Albert David (known as Harry), September 15, 1984; William Arthur Philip Louis, June 21, 1982
Education: Attended private schools in England and Switzerland
April 1969:- Lord Spencer is handed custody of the children following the divorce of Diana’s parents.
1975:-Diana’s father succeeds the 7th Earl Spencer as the 8th Earl Spencer in 1975. Lady Diana becomes the new name for Diana.
Late 1970s:- Following graduation from school, Lady Diana takes a variety of professions, including that of a chef, nanny, and kindergarten teacher.
February 24, 1981:- The engagement of 32-year-old Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, and Lady Diana Spencer is announced by Buckingham Palace on February 24, 1981.
July 29, 1981:- At St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England, Prince Charles and Lady Diana exchange wedding vows. Over 700 million people watch television on a daily basis, according to estimates. Following the ceremony, Lady Diana is formally referred to as Her Royal Highness, Princess of Wales.
June 21, 1982:- Diana gives birth to the first child for the royal couple. William Arthur Philip Louis is his name.
September 15, 1984 – Princess Diana gives birth to the royal couple’s second child, named Henry Charles Albert David, but called Harry.
June 1992 – Diana: Her True Story, published by Andrew Morton, is a report on Diana’s bulimia and suicide attempts from the 1980s.
December 9, 1992 – John Major announces that Prince Charles and Diana have separated.
June 29, 1994 – In the documentary “Charles: The Private Man, the Public Role,” he admits to adultery.
November 1995 – Diana gives an interview to the BBC in which she admits to being unfaithful.
August 28, 1996 – Diana no longer bears the title of Her Royal Highness, but instead will keep the title of Princess of Wales.
January 1997 – Travels to Angola to raise awareness of the International Red Cross’ anti-land mine campaign.
August 31, 1997 – Diana dies in a car accident in Paris, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and the driver Henri Paul.
September 6, 1997 – Westminster Abbey is the location of Diana’s funeral. Around the world, the estimated 2.5 billion viewers of the services. At the Northamptonshire estate of the Spencer family, Althorp, Diana is laid to rest.
September 1999 – According to the findings of a French investigation, the accident was caused by the driver Henri Paul, who was legally intoxicated at the time.
January 2004 – An inquest into Diana’s death is opened by the British Royal Coroner.
December 2006 – The British police issuing a report on the crash state that it was not a conspiracy and that the driver was intoxicated.
August 31, 2007 – Diana’s boys honour her at a service held in the Guards’ Chapel in London on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of her passing. Elton John, Cliff Richard, Mario Testino, the current prime minister Gordon Brown, and former leaders Tony Blair and John Major are among the attendees. In his remarks, Prince Harry requests that Diana be regarded as “fun-loving, kind, down-to-earth, and absolutely real.” Reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is Prince William.
October 2007 – The inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, carried out by Lord Justice Scott Baker, a coroner in Britain, is officially opened. There are six women and five men chosen as jurors.
April 7, 2008 – The British coroner’s jury finds that Diana and Dodi were unlawfully killed by driver Henri Paul and paparazzi.
June 29, 2011 – The July 4 issue of Newsweek features a computer generated image of Diana walking next to her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge. The issue commemorates the princess’ 50th birthday.
May 20, 2021 – The BBC apologises for the contentious 1995 interview with Diana conducted by BBC journalist Martin Bashir, in which she discussed the dissolution of her marriage to Prince Charles. Bashir obtained the historic interview via “deceitful” means, according to an investigation.