Diana, Princess of Wales

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Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family.wikipedia
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Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

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Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 and subsequent televised funeral.
In the early hours of 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in hospital after being injured in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris, France.

Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales

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Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 and subsequent televised funeral.
The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales started on 6 September 1997 at 9:08am in London, when the tenor bell of Westminster Abbey started tolling to signal the departure of the cortège from Kensington Palace.

John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

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The youngest daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd, she was strongly affected by their divorce in 1967.
He was the father of Diana, Princess of Wales, which makes him the maternal grandfather of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, respectively second and sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.

Lady Sarah McCorquodale

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She grew up with three siblings: Sarah, Jane, and Charles.
Lady Elizabeth Sarah Lavinia McCorquodale (née Spencer; born 19 March 1955) is one of the two older sisters of Diana, Princess of Wales, the other being Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes.

Spencer family

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Diana was born into the Spencer family, among the most prominent of the British nobility, and grew up close to the royal family on their Sandringham estate.
Two prominent members of the family during the 20th century were British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill and British royal family member Diana, Princess of Wales.

Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes

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She grew up with three siblings: Sarah, Jane, and Charles.
Cynthia Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes (née Spencer; born 11 February 1957) is one of the two older sisters of Diana, Princess of Wales, the other being Lady Sarah McCorquodale.

Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer

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In 1976, Lord Althorp married Raine, Countess of Dartmouth.
As Countess Spencer, Raine was disliked by her stepdaughter, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Charles, Prince of Wales

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She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.
In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer and they had two sons: Prince William (b.

Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy

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Shortly afterwards he won custody of Diana with support from his former mother-in-law, Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy.
Ruth Sylvia Roche, Baroness Fermoy, (née Gill; 2 October 1908 – 6 July 1993) was a friend and confidante of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the maternal grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Peter Shand Kydd

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Her mother later began a relationship with Peter Shand Kydd and married him in 1969.
Peter Shand Kydd (23 April 1925 – 23 March 2006) was the stepfather of Diana, Princess of Wales, and an heir to the wallpaper fortune built by his father Norman Shand Kydd (1895–1962).

Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer

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She grew up with three siblings: Sarah, Jane, and Charles.
He is the younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, which makes him the maternal uncle of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Diana, Princess of Wales's jewels

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Diana selected a large engagement ring that consisted of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-carat white gold, which was similar to her mother's engagement ring.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.

The New School at West Heath

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She joined her sisters at West Heath Girls' School in Sevenoaks, Kent, in 1973.
The building formerly housed the school where Lady Diana Spencer, later Princess of Wales, and her two older sisters, Sarah and Jane, received their childhood education.

Elizabeth II

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Diana came to prominence in 1981 upon her engagement to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, after a brief courtship.
Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992, and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales.

Wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer

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Diana wore a dress valued at £9,000 with a 25-foot (7.62-metre) train.
The wedding dress of Lady Diana Spencer was worn by the bride at her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.

Squidgygate

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The article, "Squidgygate", was followed in November 1992 by the leaked "Camillagate" tapes, intimate exchanges between the Prince and Camilla, published in the tabloids.
Squidgygate refers to the pre-1990 telephone conversations between Diana, Princess of Wales and a close friend, James Gilbey, and to the controversy surrounding how those conversations were recorded.

Andrew Morton (writer)

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These affairs were later exposed in May 1992 with the publication of Andrew Morton's book, Diana: Her True Story.
Andrew David Morton (born 1953) is an English journalist and writer who has published biographies of royal figures such as Diana, Princess of Wales, and celebrity subjects including Tom Cruise, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Monica Lewinsky; several of his books have been unauthorised and contain contested assertions.

Earl Spencer (peerage)

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Diana became known as Lady Diana after her father later inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975, at which point her father moved the entire family from Park House to Althorp, the Spencer seat in Northamptonshire.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was the youngest of three daughters of the 8th Earl Spencer.

James Hewitt

Charles resumed his relationship with his former girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles, and Diana later began an affair with Major James Hewitt, the family's former riding instructor.
He came to public attention in the mid-1990s after he disclosed an infidelity that he had engaged in with Diana, Princess of Wales, while she was still married to the heir apparent to the throne of the United Kingdom, Prince Charles.

Rougemont, Switzerland

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After attending Institut Alpin Videmanette (a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland) for one term, and leaving after the Easter term of 1978, Diana returned to London, where she shared her mother's flat with two school friends.
Diana, Princess of Wales lived for some time at the city, in the late 1970s while a student at the Institut Alpin Videmanette.

Diana Russell, Duchess of Bedford

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The Spencers were hoping for a boy to carry on the family line, and no name was chosen for a week, until they settled on Diana Frances, after her mother and after Lady Diana Spencer, a many-times-great-aunt who was also a prospective Princess of Wales.
Her brother John's descendant Lady Diana Spencer, who married Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981, was named after her.

Tina Brown

Authors Tina Brown, Sally Bedell Smith and Sarah Bradford support Diana's admission in the interview that she had suffered from depression, "rampant bulimia" and had engaged numerous times in the act of self mutilation; the show's transcript records Diana confirming many of her mental health problems, including that she had "hurt (her) arms and legs".
Christina Hambley Brown CBE (born 21 November 1953), is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host, and author of The Diana Chronicles, a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Martin Bashir

Journalist Martin Bashir interviewed Diana for the BBC current affairs show Panorama.
He came to prominence on British television with his BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, and then his fly-on-the-wall documentary with pop singer Michael Jackson on ITV.

Paul Burrell

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In October 1993, the Princess wrote to her butler Paul Burrell, telling him that she believed her husband was now in love with his personal assistant Tiggy Legge-Bourke—who was also his sons' former nanny—and was planning to have her killed "to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy".
He was a footman for Queen Elizabeth II and later butler to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Peter Settelen

Between 1992 and 1993, Diana hired voice coach Peter Settelen to help her develop her public speaking voice.
Peter Settelen (born 23 September 1951) is a British actor and voice coach, known for helping Diana, Princess of Wales, improve her public speaking skills.