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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.

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candle in the wind

Candle in the Wind

Princess Diana(1961-1997)

family and early life
Family and early life

Diana’s mother,

Frances Shand Kydd

Diana’s father, John,

8th Earl Spencer

Diana was born in Sandringham estate

Lady Sarah



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.


William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales

Henry Charles Albert David of Wales

charity work
Charity work

From the mid-1980s

the Princess of Wales

became associated with

numerous charities.

The Princessdeveloped

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

the elderly.

  • Diana in Zimbabwe

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.

queen of humanity
Queen of Humanity

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.

later events

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.

Later events