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.
The day she died, they were due to see her after nearly a month.
The world remembers how shocking the death of Princess Diana was, especially as she was leaving behind two young princes. But the memory of that fateful day is made even more shocking by the fact that both Prince Harry and Prince William hadn't seen their mother for almost a month before she passed away.
Prince Harry and Prince William play polo together
Prince Harry has talked candidly about his mother's death on many occasions recently, confessing that he had to have counselling in recent years after suppressing his grief for so long. But part of that grief no doubt was the thought that they were due to reunite with Diana on the very day that she was involved in a fatal car accident.
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
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.
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"
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?
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]
New book by actress Cleo Rocos reveals that Princess Diana was dressed in drag by Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett so the four could party in London incognito. And it worked!
Does everyone remember that time when Princess Diana dressed up in drag so she could accompany Freddie Mercury, Kenny Everett and Cleo Rocos to a London gay nightclub? No we'd never heard the story either but according to the new autobiography from actress Rocos this is exactly what happened one night in 1988, when the beloved Princess was at the peak of her fame.
Rocos' new book, entitled The Power of Positive Drinking, mentions the unknown story in some detail, and it seems that the People's Princess knew how to let her hair down from time to time, providing no-one knew who she was. Apparently the group had been drinking champagne all day and decided that they would hit the town but there was a problem, how do you go out round town with the most famous person in the world without people recognising her? You dress that person in drag! Yes, apparently the three of them thought it would be a good idea to dress the would-be future Queen of England in an army jacket, cap, and sunglasses, as no-one would realise who it was. The most bizarre part is, it worked! And Diana was able to spend the night incognito with no one being any the wiser until now.
According to Rocos’s recollections, the group spent the afternoon before the trip “drinking champagne in front of re-runs of The Golden Girls with the sound turned down” but substituting their own dialogue in instead, when Diana insisted on joining the three out for the night. Fearing the negative headlines that may have been splashed across the front page Everett and Rocos declined to let her join, but Mercury's insistence that they "let the girl have some fun” proved to be the decisive vote. Apparently, she enjoyed her incognito night out so much she asked that they do it again some time soon. Just when you thought you knew someone, eh?
Date of birth
1st July, 1961