Candle in the Wind. Princess Diana(1961-1997). Family and early life. Diana’s mother, Frances Shand Kydd. Diana’s father, John, 8 th Earl Spencer. Diana was born in Sandringham estate. Lady Sarah McCorquodale. Charles, 9 th Earl Spencer. Diana, Princess of Wales.
Candle in the Wind
Frances Shand Kydd
Diana’s father, John,
8th Earl Spencer
Diana was born in Sandringham estate
9th Earl Spencer
Diana, Princess of Wales
Jane, Baroness Fellowes
She was moved to West Heath Girl’s School.
Diana showed a particular talent for music as an accomplished pianist. Her outstanding community spirit was recognized with an award from West Heath.
At the age of seven Diana was sent
to Riddlesworth Hall, all-girls boarding
school. She did not shine academically.
In 1977, at the age of 16, she left West Heath and briefly
attended Institute Alpin Videmanette, a finishing school in
Switzerland. Lady Diana excelled in swimming and diving,
and longed to be a professional ballerina. She studied ballet
for a time, but she grew too tall (1,78 cm) for profession.
29 July, 1981
William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales
Henry Charles Albert David of Wales
From the mid-1980s
the Princess of Wales
became associated with
an intense interest in
serious illnesses and health-related matters outside the purview of traditional royal
involvement, including AIDS and leprosy.In addition, she was the patroness
of charities and organizations working with the homeless, youth, drug addicts and
Diana and Mother Teresa
During the early 1990s , the marriage of the Prince and the Princess of Wales fell apart.
Both the Prince and the Princess spoke to the press each blaming the other for the
marriage’s demise. The divorce was finalized on 28 August 1996.
In January 1997, pictures of Diana touring an
Angolan minefield in a ballistic helmet and
flak jacketwere seen worldwide.Her interest
in landmines was focused on the injuries they
create, often to children, long after a conflict is
On 31 August 1997, Diana was fatally
injured in a car crash in the Pont de
l’Alma road tunnel in Paris.
The sudden and unexpected death of an
extraordinarily popular royal figure brought
statements from senior figures worldwide.
People left public offerings of flowers,
candles, cards and personal messages outside
Kensington Palace for many months.
Her sons, the Princes William and Harry, walked
in the funeral procession behind her coffin,
along with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of
Edinburgh, and with Diana's brother, Charles
Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer.