Lady Diana Spencer,
was the daughter of the
8th Earl Spencer
she made her home at
Kensington Palace next to Hyde Park
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her marriage with the
|produced two sons
Prince William of Wales,
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HRH Prince Henry of Wales aka 'Harry'.
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Diana Spencer had
two elder sisters Sarah (born 1955), Jane (born 1957) and her
younger brother Charles (born 1964),
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When Diana's father
'Johnnie' Spencer succeeded to the earldom in 1975, he moved his family
westward to the gently rolling Midlands countryside of Northamptonshire
and took up residence in the ancestral home, Althorp House. As son and
heir, Charles Spencer then acquired the courtesy title, Viscount Althorp.
Charles Spencer was sent from a young age to boarding school. He
attended Britain's most famous public school, Eton College, not far from
Windsor Castle, before graduating from Oxford with a degree in Modern
Charles Spencer's first career was as a television foreign news
correspondent for the U.S. network, NBC, where he reported from more
than 30 countries. He is also the author of two books: Althorp: The
Story of an English House (1998) and The Spencer Family
Charles has overseen the
conversion of Althorp into one of England's most impressive yet
hospitable estates in England.
Althorp now receives as
many as 2,500 visitors per day.
Diana a celebration at the Althrop house
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"The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the
result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best
for the other person, but whether it
|18th of June 1997: Princess Diana
and Mother Teresa meet at a convent in New York
City. The two women would both be dead within days
of each other less than three months later.
turns out that way or not does not determine the value of
what we have done."
Five days following the death of Princess Diana in
Paris Mother Teresa died of heart failure in Calcutta, India. Never
has the global village ever experienced such a cathartic effect of
having two personalities so loved the world over pass within days of
Diana's funeral in London was televised worldwide, hardly anyone was
not aware of the tragedy that had taken the 36-year old people's
princess. More than 1 million bouquets were left at her London home,
Kensington Palace, while at her family estate of Althorp the public
was asked to stop bringing flowers as the volume of people and
flowers in the surrounding roads was causing a threat to public
Mother Teresa's funeral was also televised internationally, from
Calcutta, where a crowd estimated at 1 million pressed close hoping
to touch her casket as it passed.
first official visit overseas on her own was in September 1982, when
she represented The Queen at the state funeral of Princess Grace of
first solo overseas tour was in February 1984 when she travelled to
Norway to attend a performance of Carmen by the London City Ballet,
of which she was patron. The Princess subsequently visited many
countries including Germany, the United States, Pakistan,
Switzerland, Hungary, Egypt, Belgium, France, South Africa, Zimbabwe
In April 1987, the Princess of Wales was the
first high-profile celebrity to be photographed touching a person infected with
the HIV virus.
"In 1987, when so many still believed that AIDS could be contracted through
casual contact, Princess Diana sat on the sickbed of a man with AIDS and held
his hand. She showed the world that people with AIDS deserved not isolation, but
compassion. It helped change world opinion, helped give hope to people with
AIDS, and helped save lives of people at risk."Bill Clinton at the 'Diana,
Princess of Wales Lecture on AIDS' Dec 2001
She is widely acclaimed for
her influence on the signing by the governments of the UK and other nations
of the Ottawa Treaty in December 1997, after her death, which created an
international ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines.
Members will be aware from their postbags of the immense contribution made
by Diana, Princess of Wales to bringing home to many of our constituents the
human costs of landmines. The best way in which to record our appreciation
of her work, and the work of NGOs that have campaigned against landmines, is
to pass the Bill, and to pave the way towards a global ban on landmines.
Introducing the Second
Reading of the Landmines Bill 1998 to the British House of Commons, the
Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, paid tribute to Diana's work on landmines[more]