Diana Frances Spencer He joined the British royal family in the early 1980s and has since become a key member of the Windsors, the most embattled of them all.
Before becoming Lady Di, Diana was a young nursery school aide living with a group of friends in London. In the picture, the future wife of Prince Charles was 19 years old. In November 1980 she was already being pursued by photographers who discovered her link to the member of the royal family.
The engagement between Charles of England and lady Diana spencer It was announced on February 24, 1981. He was 30 years old and she was 19. The images of the couple went around the world, she dressed in blue, the same color as her ring and he stood behind with a big smile.
The long-awaited wedding took place in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, on July 29, 1981. The newlyweds kissed before thousands of people who gathered at Buckingham Palace, and millions of viewers watched them on television in 74 countries.
After her wedding, Diana’s popularity increased dramatically and thousands of people followed her to every place she walked. She even gained more prominence than her husband, despite her shyness. In the photo, Diana was greeting a group of schoolchildren from Alice Springs, Australia, in 1983.
Diana quickly became a fashion icon. Here in Bonn, Germany, at a reception with President Richard von Weizsacker, wearing the Spencer tiara, part of his family’s legacy.
Lady Di was also known for her charity work and children became her priority. In April 1991, she was photographed holding an HIV-positive baby in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Later he was with sick children and excluded from wars in India, Sarajevo, Pakistan or New Zealand.
In June 1982, Guillermo, the first son of Diana and Carlos, came to the world, two years later, Harry was born, the second and last child of the couple. The princess wanted to take the little ones on all her tours and trips. The picture shows the family in Venice, aboard the royal yacht ‘Britannia’, on May 5, 1985.
In February 1992, Diana of Wales posed alone sitting on a bench outside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, while Charles was in a meeting in Bangalore. A few months before the breakup of the marriage, Lady Di decided to have her photographed at the monument dedicated to love. He looked sad.
After their separation, Diana dedicated herself to humanitarian activities. The photograph is from January 1997, during the process of clearing antipersonnel mines in Huambo, Angola.
Six months later, they met with Mother Teresa de Calcula in New York. Both would die three months later.
The last image of Diana was captured by an elevator camera at the Ritz hotel in Paris, where she was with her then partner Dodi Al-Fayed, in August 1997. The princess died at the age of 36 along with her companion and her driver in August of that same year.
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