Princess of Wales was born on July 1 1961 at Park House by Sandringham, Norfolk, her name was Lady Diana Frances Spencer. She had 2 older sisters Jane & Sarah and younger brother Charles. Diana Spencer lived in Sandringham & in Althorp, where is family house which dates from 1508. She was educated at Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School in Norfolk, then in 1974 went as a boarding pupil to West Health School in Knet. Diana completed education in "78 at the Finishing School in Rougemont, Switzerland. The following years she moved to London. She was a baby-sitter for an American couple, and she worked as a kindergarten teacher at the Young England School.
At Feb. 24 '81 something happened which didn't happen for 300 years. On that day, the English woman (not from any royal family) was announced to an heir to the throne, Prince of Wales. They were married in July same year at St. Paul Cathedral. About 7 000 000 watched it on tv and 500 000 lining the rout by Cathedral. Princess Diana describe herself later: one day riding bus #1, now being in the Queen Palace. Princess of Wales had 2 sons, William in '82 and Henry in '84 (they both have 3 other names besides first). Their marriage wasn't to happy. In some part of this relationship Diana must have live in fear, because in 1992 she gave to biographer Andrew Morton 23 audiocassettes with her story of live. Princess gave those tapes to Morton saying "in the case anything ever happens to me". Even before marriage Diana suspected (evidence like bracelet) that Prince Charles has another lover Camilla Parker Bowles, but Diana's sister helped her to make decision to go ahead with marriage. After marriage, Diana's eating disorder got worse because she suspected Charles continue to see Camilla. Even on their honey moon he in one point wear cufflinks from Camilla, confronted by Diana, Charles said it is just a" gesture of friendship". After the first son was born, Diana still discovered that Prince often talked to Camilla on his cell phone. After Princess gave birth to second child, Charles said newborn look like Diana side of family, then left to play polo. Diana said " from that day something inside me died, and I knew our marriage was doomed. I no longer loved Charles. How could I?" " Charles got irritating by Di's behavior, which she said was caused by her disorder. Once in Vancouver, Diana didn't feel good and put her arm on Charles then collapsed against him. He responded " if you're going to faint at least have the decency to do it in private". He thought Di is trying to irritate him by her behavior. Eventually she did beat her bulimia. Then she confronted Camilla about Charles at Camilla 40th birthday. In Di's own words about this confrontation: " I got so angry...I told her I knew she has connived and schemed from the start to wreck my marriage, that she had Charles on a string ....disgusting when Charles had 2 small children...thanks to her, my marriage never had a chance of working out". Diana was trying to teach her children not to hide their emotions and look cold and distant-all differently than a generations of royal family. Acknowledging that she has a duty to England, she said "I know I must leave Charles to have any chance of happiness". Again, Diana had fear referring metaphorically to the history: " I suppose I'll get slaughtered by the gray men at the Palace the way Sarah (Fergie) got slaughtered when she split up with Andrew". The princesses were separated in 1992 & divorced in 1996. Diana continued to have all privileges and lived at Kensington Palace. In June'98 it became publicly know that Princess Diana had an abortion. One of her assistance who revealed this on an U.S. TV station didn’t say when or where.
quickly became involved in the official duties of the royal
family, English government and in social life. She loved to
have a lot of shoes and to travel. Her love of children was
rapidly appearance in her charitable work. In 1993 Princess
went with her husband on a tour of Australia & N.Z. They
broke royal tradition by taking their children with them.
Then, there were more such overseas visits. Diana visited
many countries on her own, sometimes she represented Queen
of England. She become global figure, traveling around the word
and campaign for different causes, like campaigning (which made headlines) against use of land
Around 5pm on August 30 1997 Princes and her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed arrived at the Ritz hotel
($10 000 a night suite) owned by Dodi's father. About an hour later Dodi bought engagement
that Princess and him chosen in earlier trip. Meantime Henry Paul, the hotel employee who
Princess driver, drinks 2 whiskies and possibly a bottle of Martini. He thought his work is
done for now. At 9:30 Diana left with Dodi for dinner but for unknown reasons they came back
eat in Ritz. At dinner Paul drinks 2 more alcohol scoots. They left Ritz from rear to avoid
Paparazzi. 12 25 am: The mercedes
her boyfriend, body guard (Trevot Rees-Jones), and Paul enters de l'Alma tunnel speeding
while legal limit is 30.
Near the entrance mercedes collided with white uno fiat. The collision caused air bag in
mercedes to deadloy with explosive into Paul face. Eyewitness said they heard gun shooting
few second before the accident but police didn't find any guns or bullets. The mercedes
out of control and crashed head-on into the tunnel's support column, then spin around 180
degrees to hit the right wall. The ambulance with Diana finally left tunnel 53 minutes after
(one hour since the crash).
The Princess was
taken to the La Pitie Salpetries hospital, where she
underwent 2 hours surgery. 36 years old Princess Diana was
declared dead at 3am 09. 31 '97. In her last words, se
asked Prince to take care of their children.
Bodyguard was seriously injured but recovered. Only he survived the crash.
Princess' body was transported to England the same day. The
funeral on Oct. 06 '97 was watched by 2 millions people on
London's' streets and more over tv.
Earl Spencer, sad at his sister funeral: “she was a very British girl who transcended
nationality, a woman with natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last
year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic”.
“For a few fragile weeks after the crash, the monarchy seamed genuinely in danger of collapse…but they recovered” comments A. Foreman (historian). No longer competing with his more popular ex-wife, Prince Charles has come out all right…caring father and dedicated environmentalist. And Camilla Parker Bowless seams uncontroversial. Even Queen Elizabeth now stands as symbol of prudence, tradition, duty and old fashioned British values in a time of bewildering changes. And Diana sons raised in the glare of publicity, have sort of replaced their mom in the gossip column. Prince Harry looked as a hard partying, wild young person, while Prince William respectable and levelheaded. The princesses are also working work their own charities. It seams like both are becoming what Diana hoped they would. She wrote once: “ I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, insecurities ….and their dreams”. Of course, some are pointing that charities and foundation become popular in period of time, and the Princesses just went with the flow.
Among unusual things around Princess Diana dead
is fact that During the
funeral, only men members of royal family went follow the
coffin. During the whole ceremony, many reporters talked
about little cold behavior of royal family. We should ask
why driver of Princess car continue to drive so fast after drinking
(everyone in the car was drunk), and why only bodyguard had the
sit belt? Also, people attention after the crash was focused
on motorcyclist with Paparazzi, a car passing Princess car was forgotten. Later police
investigated 3000 owners of fiat uno but didn't find any of them being at the crash side. By
the way, Princess body almost immediately were moved to
England (same day), which din't leave much time to check all possible diagnose misjudgment.
It took 72 hours to
print accidents pictures on the internet. We will never know why Princess and her Arab lover
decided to come
back for dinner to Ritz.
The question of exactly how Diana died-whether it was simple accident or the result of some sort of conspiracy (like Al-Fayed family insist)-is still being asked. But a 3 year, 7.3 million inquiry conducted by Lord Steven of Kirkwhelpington, a former metropolitan police commissioner, concluded in December of 2006 that there had been no conspiracy.
At the times that many worship celebrity, movie stars or models, no one has emerged to take Diana’s place. Historian Amanda Foreman said about Diana’s popularity: “It was the kind of personality that Diana had, a combination of charisma, and extreme vulnerability and sex appeal…her personality, her beauty, her royal title, and the nature of her death.” And movie director Stephen Frears, who made, ”The Queen” said:” The think what I always liked about her was that when the Royal Family bullied, she stood up to them, that took a lot of courage”. Because she died young, and was widely photographed in life, its safe to assume that long years from now her memory will still be alive.
What we didn't know until second week of March '2001 is that Princes Diana could possibly survive if taken to the hospital within 10 minutes.
That's according to the scientist study (mainly backed by French doctor who made the first heart transplantation in '67) announced years later .
The study shown that Diana could survive the crush if she would get quick chest operation to stop bleeding. In doctors opinion, Diana's mind was
functioning ok after crush because she talked reasonably.