Princess Diana 2 Essay

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Princess Diana 2


Throughout Princess Diana's lifetime she loved, cared, and helped others along the way.
She had many accomplishments in life. Such as her children and her many organizations.

Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 at Park House, a residence on the
royal estate at Sandringham. She was the third of four children and the youngest daughter.
Diana was born to her father Edward John Spencer Viscount Althorp and mother Frances Roche
Spencer (King 27). Diana shared her home with two older sisters, Sarah and Jane and a
younger brother Charles (Kantrowitz 40).

As a child, first she was expected to go through a preparatory school. She attended
Riddlesworth Hall an all girls boarding school. Then in 1974 she transferred from her
preparatory school to West Heath. Three years later in 1977 she left West Heath to
continue schooling at Institute Alpin Videmanette in Switzerland. After finishing
schooling, Diana got a job working as a part time kindergarten teacher at the Young
England School in Pimlico. On top of that, she also was a part time nanny who spent her
time looking after a small child ('Diana'; Internet).

On February 24, 1981 the engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana was announced (Delano
36). The couple later was married at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981. The
wedding ceremony attracted global television and radio audiences. It was estimated that
around one thousand million people watched or heard the wedding. In addition, thousands of
people lined the route the royal carriage took to the cathedral. Diana was the first
English woman in three hundred years to marry an heir to the British throne. Diana wore a
silk dress designed by the Emanuels, which trailed a twenty-five foot train ('Diana';
Internet).

A year later June 21, 1982 Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis was born at St. Mary's
Hospital. Two years later Charles and Diana's second child, Harry Charles Albert David was
born on Sept. 15, 1984 (Delano 36). As her children grew, they developed a love for winter
sports especially skiing. They often took trips to the Alps (Donnelly 48).

After eleven years of marriage, the couple announced their separation on Dec. 9, 1992.
Circumstances that led to the separation were Charles's reserved demeanor while Diana was
young and down to earth. These are one of the few obstacles between Diana and Charles that
led to divorce, four years later in Aug. 1996 (Delano 88).

During the marriage, both Diana and Charles had extra marital affairs. Charles returned to
his old lover Camilla Parker Bowles. Sometime during their marriage, Diana also had an
affair with a Calvary officer; James Hewitt before the marriage ended (Kantrowitz 43).

After divorce, Diana retained her title as 'Princess of Wales';. She also received
twenty-six and a half million dollars and six hundred thousand a year to maintain her
position as office staff. She lived in a five-bedroom apartment in Kensington Palace. In
addition, after their divorce, Diana and Charles shared joint custody of their sons
William and Harry (Kantrowitz 40).

The trauma of her divorce and constant media attention led to her obsession with her
weight and appearance. She developed an eating disorder called bulimia (Delano 51). She
often over exercised and stressed over dieting. The public often blamed Diana's illness on
her depression and insecurities (Donnelly 49).

During Diana's life, she devoted much of it to helping others. Especially the poor and
less fortunate (Donnelly 122). She also did a lot with benefits and charities to raise
more money. Diana had a few special charities, which were her favorites. She donated the
most to these. They were the Leprosy Mission, English National Ballet, National AIDS
Trust, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and London's Great Ormond St. Hospital for children
(Donnelly 96-97). Over the years, Diana did so much charity work. She often donated food,
clothes, and money to starving children and the less fortunate (Delano 64-65). She also
cared for the sick and dying, especially children, by keeping them company playing games,
or just visiting with them. Even the little things helped (Delano 74-75).

Diana touched the lives of so many in everything she did. She also helped with AIDS
patients, battered women, and drug addicts cope with their problems (Kantrowitz 40). One
of the bigger projects the late Diana worked on was the Angolan landmine. She did research
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