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.
It seems that even a high-flying, internationally-recognised and regularly-awarded fashion career does not guarantee people will like your style more than your husband’s as former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham recently found out.
David and Victoria Beckham came third and ninth in a poll of the most stylish Brits of all time
In a recent poll of the most stylish Brits ever, Posh Spice was bumped into ninth place with her footballer husband, David, riding high in third.
Continue reading: David Beckham Beats Posh In The Style Stakes
Justin Bieber referenced Princess Diana whilst complaining about a minor car accident he was involved in with a paparazzo earlier today (26th August).
Justin Bieber was involved in a minor car accident on Tuesday (26th August) when a photographer's car collided with the back of his red Ferrari.
Justin Bieber complained about the paparazzi on Twitter.
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
Oliver Hirschbiegel compared the failure of his Princess Diana movie to that of his Nazi movie.
In the wake of some truly scathing reviews towards his latest movie, Diana director Oliver Hirschbiegel has spoken out against a tidal wave of bad press that slated his movie, his actors, his directing and sent his royal biopic plummeting down the box office charts in the UK.
Naomi Watts Has Now Been Saddled With The Unfortunate Movie.
Faced with British critics who heaved in revulsion at the "cheap and cheerless" attempt to finally turn the life of the late Diana Princess Of Wales into a palatable movie, Hirschbiegel has spoken out to calm the storm or at least save his reputation. Whilst the Telegraph labelled the film as "a special class of awful," The Guardian elaborated saying Diana is "an excruciatingly well-intentioned, reverential and sentimental biopic about her troubled final years, laced with bizarre cardboard dialogue."
The much-maligned director has his say.
It’s pretty fair to say that Diana – the film – was an unmitigated disaster. It would actually be quite unfair to say anything else. But while the critics were bashing away at their keyboard, submitting their negative reviews and sitting back, watching the slew of other derogatory reviews hit the net, spare a thought for poor Oliver Hirschbiegel, who had to read them all.
Naomi Watts might be regretting her decision to get on board as Diana
He said the negative press surrounding the film was "devastating, but when you make a film you don't think about the reactions" (BBC)
Ain't no gangsta like Lady Di, says RiRi.
Singer Rihanna is often spotted bedecked with bling, including ringz, chainzz, grillzzz you name it, but whereas many hiphop artists may at the most aspire to royalty and accessorise like they're sovereignty, turns out RiRi doesn't differentiate between her fellow gangster brethren and actual royalty.
Rihanna Praises The UK's Gansta Monarchy.
Continue reading: Rihanna Bigs Up Princess Diana's "Gangsta" Style: "She Killed It"
The marketing team probably won't get a pat on the back for this one
A 6x4ft poster for Diana, the film chronicling the last two years of the princess’s life, has been placed just yards away from where she tragically lost her life in a car accident, causing controversy and outrage.
The movie has failed miserably with the critics
The iconic gold-leafed Flame of Liberty, which would become her unofficial memorial piece, stands metres away.
Continue reading: Insensitive Diana Poster Placement Causes Outrage
A closer look at why the critics hate Diana
It’s fair to say that Diana has been ‘panned’ by the critics; they didn’t enjoy it, and while they tried to retain a modicum of respect – it is about Princess Diana of course, a national hero – it was difficult to disguise their disdain. But what exactly went wrong? What made The Times call it “atrocious and intrusive”?
Naomi Watts as Diana.
A lot of the vitriol can be found pointing towards Stephen Jeffreys, the man who adapted Kate Snell’s book. The screenplay has taken a fair bit of heat, with many outlets bemoaning its sincerity. The Times congratulated the film’s star, Naomi Watts for “doing her level best with a squirmingly embarrassing script,” adding that "this film is still atrocious and intrusive.”
Continue reading: Defending 'Diana': What Went Wrong with the Royal Biopic?
They weren't cruel, but 'Diana' certainly didn't impress.
Given the late Princess Diana’s status as an Icon in the U.K, reviews for her biopic, in which Naomi Watts plays the titular character, were always going to be scrutinised closely by readers. It’s possibly testament to how bad the film is that the critics have at least attempted to remain impartial.
Naomi Watts as Diana.
Indeed, many of the film’s criticisms – and there are plenty – stem from the sheer breadth of her story. From peacekeeping in the third world to her untimely and tragic death, it’s not a tale that can be easily conveyed in a cinematic format. Certainly not in 1h53m.
Dr Khan has slammed the movie based on a couple of still images.
The former lover of Diana Princess Of Wales, Dr Hasnat Khan, has slammed the new Hollywood movie about the late royal, calling reports that he collaborated "a complete lie."
Naomi Watts as Princess Diana of Wales
Dr Khan, played by Lost star Naveen Andrews, is a key character in the movie, which stars Naomi Watts as Diana. Khan, who was in a relationship between 1996 and 1997, admitted he had not seen the film but accused it of being "based on gossip."
Continue reading: Dr Hasnat Khan Calls Diana Movie Terrible, Admits He Hasn't Seen It.
This month's Vanity Fair focuses on the life and death of the tragic princess.
While the world is still abuzz after the birth of Prince George, Hollywood turns its eye to the baby’s late grandmother, Princess Diana. Besides an upcoming movie, Diana is also the focus of the next issue of Vanity Fair. The magazine delves into Diana’s murky and controversial love life after her divorce from Prince Charles. It focuses on her relationship with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, with whom Diana began a relationship in 1995.
Naomi Watts will adopt the character of Diana for the upcoming film.
Jemima Khan, Diana’s close friend and the former wife of Hasnat’s distant cousin Imran Khan, told the magazine: “Diana was madly in love with Hasnat Khan and wanted to marry him, even if that meant living in Pakistan, and that’s one of the reasons why we became friends.”
The ten remaining pieces gave away less of a cohesive narrative and more bits and pieces of Diana's life.
Sixteen years after Princess Diana first auctioned off a number of her gowns, ten of them returned to Christie’s auction house in London to be re-sold to eager collectors. The ten pieces were neither the most famous, nor the most significant out of the original collection and, according to The Daily Mail, the pieces has little to do with the story, which the auctioneers attempted to tell at the event.
Some of the dresses show the glaring failings of 80s fashion.
Continue reading: What Kind Of Story Do Princess Diana's Auctioned Dresses Actually Tell?
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
A new Princess Diana biopic, starring Naomi Watts, will depict the last two years of the Peoples' Princess's life on the 16th anniversary of her death.
The famously coiffed Princess, born Diana Francis Spencer, was born into aristocracy but came under the attention of the world's media when she married the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.
She gave birth to two sons - William and Harry - but she and Charles divorced, under the Queen's advice, after his affair with now current-wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Continue reading: Diana: New Film Brings 'The Peoples' Princess' Back To Life [Trailer]
In a packed week of news, Pixar announced a release date for its Finding Nemo sequel, Heidi Klum recalled how a holiday almost turned into a nightmare and Magic Johnson reacted to his son's coming out.
Nemo's Back! Great news this week for fans of Finding Nemo, Pixar's smash-hit animation featuring the voices of and Albert Brooks. Yep, you guessed it, a sequel has been announced and will hit cinemas in 2015. 'Finding Dory' will focus on DeGeneres' character, though Pixar promises plenty of new faces!
Klum's Close Call: Sticking on the subject of the ocean, it was a close call for Heidi Klum in Hawaii this week when son Henry was dragged into a dangerous riptide. Luckily, the youngster is a strong swimmer and managed to claw his way back onto dry land. Phew!