The beautiful Lady Diana was one of the most popular members of the British Royal family and still is to this day. The “Princess of Hearts” will never be forgotten and lives on in the minds of the British public.
Lady Diana was born Diana Frances Spencer in Norfolk on July 1st, 1961. As you can see, she was already adorable, even when she was only two years old.
The young Lady Diana in 1969.
Prince Charles met Diana in 1977. This photo was taken when the couple announced their engagement in February 1981. Her daughter-in-law, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, now wears the ring Charles gave to Diana back then.
The royal wedding took place on July 29, 1981, in London. Overall, nearly one billion people watched the ceremony on television or listened in on the radio.
Diana and Charles were married in Saint Paul's Cathedral. 3500 guests were invited to THE social event of the decade.
Diana and Charles on vacation in Scotland soon after their wedding in 1981.
Diana became a global style icon. Over the years, she developed an uncanny sense for clothing after realizing how much fashion could enhance her physical presence.
About a year after their glorious wedding, Diana and Charles' first son, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was born on June 21, 1982.
Princess Diana and Prince William at Kensington Palace.
Charles and Diana in 1985 while visiting Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy at the White House. The royal marriage was supposedly already crumbling at that time...
Within five years of marriage, the many incompatibilities, the 13-year age difference between them, as well as Diana's concern about Charles's relationship with Camilla had damaged their relationship severely. Their separation was announced in December 1992.
Princess Diana at the The Championships in Wimbledon in 1995.
This image is one of the last snapshots of Lady Diana. It was taken in New York on June 24, 1997, less than three months before her death.
Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed died on August 31, 1997 in a car crash inside the Pont d’Alma road tunnel in Paris. Diana was only 36 years old.
After Diana’s death, the square in front of Buckingham Palace in London quickly became a sea of flowers. The funeral was watched by 2.5 billion people on television on September 6, 1997.
Today, Diana is an icon and a role model for countless people. She will always be England's most beautiful rose. Elton John got it just right when he sang the following line at her funeral:
“Your candle’s burned out long before, your legend ever will…”