Diana Princess Of Wales Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

21st October 2016

Fact: Princess Diana's stepmother has died, aged 87. Raine Spencer passed away at her home in London on Friday (21Oct16) after a brief illness. The Countess was married to Diana's father, Earl Spencer, from 1976 until his death in 1992.

3rd July 2015

Fact: The blue Atelier Versace gown Princess Diana wore for one of her final official photoshoots has gone under the hammer for $200,000 (GBP133,000) - over twice its pre-auction estimate. Bidding for the dress, reportedly the first gown Gianni Versace designed for the royal, began at $30,000 (GBP20,000), and quickly sailed past its expected $80,000 (GBP53,000) estimate at the Julien's Auction sale in Los Angeles.

12th July 2013

Fact: Actress Naomi Watts has gone from princess to prostitute in just a few weeks. The King Kong star recently wrapped filming her role as Diana, Princess Of Wales for new movie Diana and she has now been pictured back on a movie set in New York dressed up as a pregnant prostitute for new drama St. Vincent de Van Nuys.

8th March 2013

Fact: British royal Prince Harry has been appointed the patron of the landmine clearance charity his late mum Diana, Princess Of Wales championed in the years before her death. The young prince will help to boost funds for the Halo Trust as organisers celebrate the project's 25th anniversary. Diana highlighted the work of the foundation by famously walking through a minefield in Angola and sitting with landmine victims.

22nd October 2012

Fact: Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton is a married man - the writer wed interior designer Caroyn May in Beverly Hills on 6 October (12).

28th March 2012

Quote: "I've been told what happened was I presented her with flowers and as any young kid presents someone with something, then doesn't want to let go (sic)... she took the flowers and I proceeded to wanna pull them back. Mum and Dad are going, 'No, really, you can let go now!'. Actress Lily Collins on meeting Diana, Princess Of Wales as a child.

8th December 2011

Fact: Lady GaGa has penned a new song about late British royal Diana, Princess Of Wales, detailing the pitfalls of fame and celebrity death.

15th June 2011

Fact: The newsman who made his name by interviewing Princess Diana and Michael Jackson has become a reggae star. Roots fan Martin Bashir released the album Bass Lion last year (10).

10th June 2011

Fact: Sarah Ferguson always called the late Princess Diana by her teen nickname 'Duch', because she was destined to be a Duchess.

6th June 2011

Fact: Prince William and his new bride Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge are moving into an apartment situated in the former home of the British royal's late mother, Diana, Princess Of Wales. The newlyweds' primary residence is in Anglesey, Wales, near the prince's Royal Air Force base, but they will soon establish a temporary London home at Kensington Palace.

9th May 2011

Fact: A pair of dresses worn by Diana, Princess Of Wales have sold at auction in Los Angeles for a total of $276,000 (£172,500). Both gowns were auctioned off by the late British royal for charity three months before her tragic death in a car crash in France in 1997.

13th November 2010

Fact: A chauffeur who once worked for CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES and the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales is selling a collection of letters the British royals wrote to him during his employment. The bundle of notes, cards and gifts is expected to fetch $4,500 (£3,000) at auction.

13th May 2010

Quote: "I've still got a piece of her wedding cake. It's in a box with her name on it. I imagine it has decayed happily inside there." CHARLES EARL SPENCER still has a very special keepsake from his sister Princess Diana's royal wedding.

9th October 2008

Fact: U.S. Vice-President candidate Sarah Palin is a 10th cousin to tragic British royal Princess Diana, according to website Ancestry.com

28th August 2008

Fact: A piece of 27-year-old cake from the wedding of CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES and late royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales has been sold in London for $2,160 (GBP1,200). The slice - decorated with the royal coat of arms - came from one of 22 cakes distributed to royal staff after Charles and Diana's nuptials in July 1981.

6th July 2008

Fact: Eight handwritten letters from late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales have sold at auction for $889,268 (GBP444,634). The personal notes, which were all addressed to former royal servant William 'Backstairs Billy' Tallon, were sold at an auction house in Essex, south east England, on Saturday (05Jul08).

19th May 2008

Fact: A birthday card from the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales is due to be auctioned on internet site eBay. The card, hand signed, by the late royal shows a cheeky picture of six guardsmen dropping their trousers.

7th April 2008

Fact: An auction of late soul star James Brown's possessions includes the singer's birth certificate, a letter written to late royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, and a poem written for him by boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

8th March 2008

Quote: "You know DIANA and CHARLES? It's going to be a little bit like that I'm totally kidding. It's going to be very small." Jennifer Love Hewitt insists her upcoming wedding to Scottish actor ROSS MCCALL will be nothing like Prince Charles and the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales' grand 1981 ceremony.

21st November 2007

Fact: The iconic portrait of late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, by renowned photographer Mario Testino has sold for $92,200 (GBP46,100) at auction in London.

15th October 2007

Fact: Actor Keith Allen will direct a big screen adaption of the daily scenes at the inquest into the death of DIANA, Princess Of Wales.

11th July 2007

Fact: A dress worn by the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales has fetched double its estimated price at auction in London. The gown, worn by the royal on a visit to Thailand in 1988, sold for GBP61,200 ($122,400) at Sotheby's.

11th July 2007

Fact: A pink Catherine Walker evening gown once worn by late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, sold for GBP61,200 ($122,400) when it went under the hammer at London auction house Sotherby's on Tuesday (10Jul07).

2nd July 2007

Fact: British royals Prince William and Prince Harry are to auction guitars as part of the charity celebrations to commemorate the 46th birthday of their late mother DIANA, Princess Of Wales. Fans can bid for three Gigson guitars signed by acts at Sunday's (01Jul07) Concert for Diana, including Take That and SIR Elton John, from Tuesday (03Jul07) on internet auction site eBay.

14th June 2007

Fact: 24 star Kiefer Sutherland will make a speech on stage at the memorial concert for late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales at Wembley Stadium on 1 July (07).

3rd April 2007

Fact: Rod Stewart and Bryan Ferry are the latest acts confirmed to play the DIANA, Princess Of Wales memorial concert in London this summer (07).

23rd January 2007

Fact: Tragic British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales' 1995 interview by Martin Bashir has been voted the most memorable TV interrogation of all time by UK viewers.

13th December 2006

Fact: Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has accepted an invitation from British PRINCEs WILLIAM and HARRY to do a 15-minute medley of his work at a tribute concert to their late mother Princess Diana being held at the new Wembley Stadium in London next summer (07).

23rd October 2006

Fact: The full inquest into DIANA, Princess Of Wales' death will not be heard until 2008.

27th September 2006

Fact: The floral tributes which swamped London's Kensington Palace after the death of DIANA, Princess Of Wales in 1997 have been recreated to shoot a Bollywood film. Indian producers were granted permission for a scene in DANCE BABY DANCE, set in the same year in the British capital.

26th July 2006

Fact: British Celebrity Big Brother winner CHANTELLE HOUGHTON will be wearing a dress designed by ELIZABETH EMANUEL, creator of the late Princess Diana's royal gown, when she weds ORDINARY BOYS frontman PRESTON later this year (06).

30th May 2006

Fact: A dress worn by tragic British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, just two months before her 1997 death, is going up for auction on eBay.com.

27th May 2006

Fact: A health and fitness book, which DIANA, Princess Of Wales endorsed before her death in 1997 is finally set to hit the shelves. The tragic royal was a big fan of fitness guru JULIE CHRYSTYN and urged her to write Body Transformation: Lose Weight, Gain Energy + Reverse Premature Aging. The book is released in America next week (01JUN06).

17th April 2006

Fact: The Paris, France, apartment DIANA, Princess Of Wales and Dodi Fayed were on their way to when they were killed in 1997 has finally been sold by Fayed's father Mohamed Al Fayed after being empty for nine years.

5th March 2006

Fact: British royal Prince Charles' aide MARK BOLLAND has sensationally volunteered to disclose "special information" to former Metropolitan police commissioner LORD STEVENS who is heading the inquiry into the death of DIANA, Princess Of Wales.

30th October 2005

Fact: <p>Actress Tilda Swinton and tragic British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales were in the same year at West Heath School in south east England. </p>

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