Diana , Princess of Wales
(1961-1997)

woman, Lady (1975-1981), and Princess of Wales (from 1981)

Died aged c. 36

Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry as The Honourable Diana Spencer. She was the fourth child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp and the Honourable Frances Roche. She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, and was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became Lady Diana Spencer. Her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981, held at St Paul's Cathedral, reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. While married, Diana bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester, and Baroness of Renfrew. The marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas. She was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was involved with dozens of charities including London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989. Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997 and subsequent televised funeral.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Photo of Diana blue plaque
snapper116 on Flickr
Photo of Diana slate plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Photo of Charles P A G Mountbatten-Windsor and Diana black plaque
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Princess Diana Millennium Peace Garden opened by Sarah Ebanja 1999-2000

22-31 Templeton Close, London, United Kingdom where she is commemorated

This plaque was unveiled by HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES to mark the refurbishment of Penarth Esplanade in 1989 & 1990

Italian Gardens - The Esplanade, Penarth, United Kingdom where she unveiled

AITH LIFEBOAT PIER This pier was opened by H.R.H. PRINCE OF WALES on the occasion of the naming of R.N.L.B "SNOLDA" by H.R.H PRINCESS OF WALES on 29th July 1986

Pier, Aith, Shetland, United Kingdom where she was