Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer 01.07.61 - 31.08.97) Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, at the time of her death in 1997, Princess Diana had a net worth of 40 million USD.
Childhood: Princess Diana was born in Sandringham, Norfolk to Edward John Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche. She studied in Norfolk and Kent, before moving to Switzerland to finish her schooling. Her parents rented a property on the estate of Queen Elizabeth II, leading to Diana spending her early years playing with Andrew and Edward. Diana, Princess of Wales: Royalty Diana met Prince Charles in 1980, and the couple were engaged the following year. The televised marriage took place at St Paul's Cathedral in London on 29th July, 1981. The wedding was viewed by 750 million people worldwide. The couple had two children together: Prince William (21.06.82) and Prince Henry on (15.09.84) both at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London. After being married to Prince Charles for eleven years, Princess Diana and Prince Charles separated from one another, with Charles beginning an affair with his former girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles, and Diana seeing Major James Hewitt. In December 1995, Queen Elizabeth II sent letters to both Prince Charles and Princess Diana, advising them to divorce. The divorce was finalised on 28th August, 1996. Diana remained a member of the Royal Family and retained her title, due to the fact that she had given birth to the second and third in line for the throne. Princess Diana began dating heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, before being invited to visit his family by father, Imran Khan, in May 1996. In June 1997, Diana ended her relationship with Khan. She then began dating Dodi Fayed within a month.
Death: On 31st August 1997, Princess Diana was in Paris with Dodi Fayed, when the couple were involved in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel. The crash killed both passengers and the driver, Henri Paul, while Princess Diana's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, survived with serious injuries, leading to an entire facial reconstruction having to take place. Princess Diana's funeral took place at Westminster Abbey on 6th September. A series of memorials in London parks, as well as The Flame of Liberty, which was placed outside the Pont de l'Alma tunnel. There were also two memorials to her and Dodi Fayed in Harrods, as it was owned by Dodi's father, Mohamed Al-Fayed.
A Book Owned By British Royal Diana, Princess Of Wales As A Child Has Sold For Thousands After Going Under The Hammer.
The British royal wrote her name on a label inside the hardback first edition of Noddy Goes To Toyland by acclaimed English author Enid Blyton when it was in her possession in the 1960s.
Also included in the lot, sold by International Autograph Auctions of Nottingham, England, were two similar books featuring the beloved children's character which were owned by Diana's elder sisters, Lady Sarah MCCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
The lot was sold to a private collector for $4,626 (£3,084), three times the initial estimated price of $1,500 (£1,000).
Continue reading: Princess Diana's Childhood Book Sells At Auction
A 34-Year-old Slice Of Fruitcake From Prince Charles And Princess Diana's Wedding Has Been Snapped Up At Auction For $1,375 (£917).
The 1981 treat, which featured cream cheese frosting, was put under the hammer at Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles on Thursday (17Dec15).
The piece of cake, baked by then-Naval Armed Forces baker David Avery, was bought by a collector, who was handed the item in a silver monogrammed presentation box with the original gift note, which reads: "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess Of Wales."
Auctioneer Sam Heller tells Hello! magazine, "Collectors are willing to pay a premium to own a piece of history from the most famous wedding of the 20th century."
Continue reading: Slice Of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Sells For $1,375
A Slice Of Cake From Prince Charles And Princess Diana's Wedding 34 Years Ago Is Set To Be Auctioned Off Later This Week (Ends18dec15).
Bidding on the 1981 treat, put on the block at Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, will start at $1,100 (£730).
The fruitcake with cream cheese frosting was baked by then-Naval Armed Forces baker David Avery, and comes in a silver presentation box and with the original gift note, which reads: "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess Of Wales."
The item is listed as being in "very good condition", despite the fact the slice of cake is older than the couple's eldest son Prince William.
Continue reading: Prince Charles & Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Slice Up For Auction
Prince Harry Still Has A "Gaping Hole" In His Life Following The Death Of His Mother Princess Diana.
The British royal lost his mum when he was just 12 years old after she died in a car crash in Paris, France. Now 30, Harry has carried on his mother's legacy by getting heavily involved in charity work and, while opening the Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho, Africa, he spoke of how much he can sympathise with the orphans who will use the facility.
"I knew there would always be a gaping hole that could never be filled,” he said according to Us Weekly. "The children at the centre were far younger than me, and of course, their situation was a great deal more challenging than my own. Nonetheless, we shared a similar feeling of loss, having a loved one - in my case a parent - snatched away so suddenly.”
Money from the royal's charity, Sentebale, helped build the facility and the dining room has been named after Princess Diana. The centre will support children who have lost parents to AIDS, which was a cause very close to the late Princess' life.
Continue reading: Prince Harry: 'Mother's Death Has Left A Gaping Hole'
Michael Jackson was desperate to be knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth, according to his former bodyguard Matt Fiddes.
Michael Jackson was desperate to receive a knighthood.
The 'Beat It' hitmaker - who tragically passed away in June 2009 - told his close friends how he was hoping to be listed in the honours made twice a year by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
Michael's former bodyguard Matt Fiddes told the Mail Online: ''Michael was very ambitious, he never lost it. The one thing he didn't have, that was very important to him, was recognition from the Queen. He was good friends with [Princess] Diana and he couldn't understand it.
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Timber from Banksy’s Dismaland is being sent to the migrant camp at Calais to build shelters.
Banksy’s pop-up art installation, Dismaland, is being dismantled but he’s made a very special request and one which will help thousands of people living in extremely difficult conditions. The Bristol based artist is sending timber from his ‘bemusement park’ installation to Calais where it will be used to build shelters for the refugees currently living in shanty town like conditions close to the French port.
An example of Banksy's work at the Stealing Banksy? exhibition in London, April 2014.
Continue reading: Banksy Is Sending Dismantled Dismaland To Calais Migrant Camp
A Collection Of Intimate Behind-the-scenes Photographs Taken During The Wedding Reception Of British Royals Charles, Prince Of Wales And The Late Diana, Princess Of Wales In July, 1981 Are To Be Offered For Auction.
The 14 pictures, taken by official photographer Lord Lichfield, show the royal family in unguarded moments during the celebration.
The photographs are to be offered for sale on U.S. auction site RR Auction for an estimate of between $1,000 and $2,000 (£625 and £1,250).
Having been discarded from the celebratory album formally presented to the Prince Of Wales and his new wife, the images were given to Lord Lichfield's assistant as a reward for her work and they have been kept in her private album until going on sale.
Continue reading: Intimate Photos Of Princess Diana And Prince Charles Up For Auction
Princess Diana was a real and ordinary person who thought the media attention that surrounded her was crazy.
The 66-year-old musician became close to the British royal because she was a fan of the band in the '80s and said that she would often refer to the media storm that followed her - and led to her untimely death in 1997 - as being ''crazy''.
Roger said: ''I spoke to Diana in private at times. I used to see her at a health club we both went to in Chelsea. She thought it was crazy that people with cameras wanted to follow her around taking her photo. She was a very real, very ordinary, person going through something extraordinary. Something similar to what we had been through.''
Continue reading: Roger Taylor: Princess Diana Was Real And Ordinary
A Silk Dress Worn By Diana, Princess Of Wales During A Photoshoot Used In A Tribute Magazine After Her Death Is Expected To Fetch Up To $80,000 (£50,000) When It Goes Under The Hammer Later This Month (Jun15).
The British royal wore the shimmering, figure-hugging outfit, designed for her by Versace, during a photoshoot with renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier in 1991.
One of the pictures gained prominence when it was later used for Harper's Bazaar's tribute issue to the princess in November, 1997, three months after her death in August (97).
The piece will be sold by Julien's Auctions in the U.S. on 26 June (15).
Sir Elton John - who was a close friend of Princess Diana - is thrilled her son Prince William has honoured his late mother in the naming of his new baby daughter.
The 67-year-old singer was close friends with Princess Diana, and sang a reworked version of 'Candle in the Wind' at her 1997 funeral, and wishes her son, his wife Duchess Catherine and their kids Prince George, 21 months, and Princess Charlotte - whose middle names are Elizabeth and Diana - the ''happiest life'' together.
He said: ''[William and Catherine] are lovely people, they've got a boy and a girl now and I'm just delighted that one of the names is Diana. And I hope that the little girl is healthy and they have the happiest life.''
Continue reading: Elton John Pleased With Princess Name
Princess Diana - Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill... something that Cruz quite clearly has! - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014
Princess Margaret - Short Day Dress, 1960s Dresses from the collections of The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana, Princess of Wales on display at Kensington Palace - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Marie Osmond and Princess Diana - Princess Diana Dolls Washington D.C., USA - Child star singer Marie Osmond attends the 'Washington D.C. Collectible Doll and Teddy Bear Show' held at the Marriott Wardman Hotel. Marie Osmond, co-owner of the Charisma Doll company announced she is working on a Christmas album. Saturday 11th August 2007
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