Diana Spencer

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer

Profession: Princess of Wales

United Kingdom

Why Famous: Diana was the wife of Prince Charles from 1981 until their divorce in 1996. Their relationship and eventual break-up drew enormous media scrutiny from around the globe. The object of worldwide press attention during and after her marriage, Diana became a media sensation.

During her life she was a supporter of many charitable causes, notably land-mine clearance, AIDS, and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

On 31 August 1997 she died in a car crash in Paris. Global attention and mourning was extensive, and 2 billion people tuned in to her funeral on 6 September.

Born: July 1, 1961
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: August 31, 1997 (aged 36)
Cause of Death: Car crash

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Married Life

  • 1981-07-29 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London
  • 1996-07-15 Prince Charles and Princess Diana sign divorce papers

Events in the Life of Diana Spencer

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