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Celebrity Then And Now
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Entertainment
Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal
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Princess Diana

Birthdate:
July 1, 1961
Famous Years:
1980-1997
Currently Known For:
Deceased
Networth:
$32 Million
Famous For:
Former Princess of Wales and Heir to Queendom
Princess Diana



  Birthdate:
July 1, 1961

  Famous Years:
1980-1997

  Currently Known For:
Deceased



  Networth:
$32 Million

  Famous For:
Former Princess of Wales and Heir to Queendom


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When you become a member of the Royal Family in the United Kingdom, you automatically become one of the most well-known people in the world. One person that would end up elevating to perhaps the highest celebrity status in recent memory, though, would be Diana Spencer. In 1981, Diana would become a member of the Royal Family when she married Charles, Prince of Wales. One of the most beloved royals of all-time, Diana would sadly pass away at a young age, leaving a hole in the world’s collective heart.

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Spencer was born in Sandringham, England on July 1, 1961 to a family that already had ties with the Royal Family from past generations, and had already known Queen Elizabeth II while growing up. After her parents divorced at a young age, Spencer moved with her mother to London where she attended an all-girls school. During these teenage years, Spencer would end up meeting a young Prince Charles, who actually had a relationship with Spencer’s sister. Diana and Charles would end up starting a relationship of their own, which moved quickly after Elizabeth II took a shining to Diana as a potential heir apparent.

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Charles and Diana would officially become engaged in February 1981, with the wedding being set for July 29 of that same year. Like many of the royal weddings, it became must-see television as people around the world tuned in to see Diana join the Royal Family. Along the way, the couple would have two children (Prince William and Prince Harry), who became Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, respectively.

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During her time as a member of the family, Diana would become an international ambassador for the United Kingdom. She traveled the world to make public appearances, often participating in charity work that focused on a wide range of topics from illnesses to promoting peace in countries. Diana’s charity work made her very popular with people from just about every nation, though she’d fall out of favor with the Royal Family in the mid 1990s.

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It was during an interview with the BBC in 1995 that Diana revealed that there had been problems in the marriage between she and Charles, which quickly led to the two separating. The divorce would end up being one of the most highly publicized of all-time, and would result in Diana receiving millions from the family after the split became official in August 1996. Even though she wouldn’t be a member of the Royal Family anymore, Diana still maintained her celebrity status, though.

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Diana would have high profile relationships after the divorce, including one with surgeon Hasnat Khan and then billionaire Dodi Fayed. Sadly, though, the relationship would be short-lived as tragedy struck on the final day of August 1997. That was the day when the world was shocked to learn that one of its more notable people had passed away from a car accident that happened in Paris, France.

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Diana was with Fayed at the time, while Henri Paul was driving the car. Her bodyguard was also with her, and many questions to this day remain about what happened in the crash. It became perhaps the biggest news story of the decade, and was not only talked about for the months that followed, but is still talked about more than 20 years later. Some of that is because the news that came out in the decade that followed revealed some details about the driver.

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A funeral was arranged for Diana that would be one of the world’s most watched events. It’s estimated that more than 32 million people in the United Kingdom would watch the event that had thousands in attendance (including many notable celebrities) and more than 2 billion watching around the world. Diana was only 36 years old at the time of her death, and a tribute to honor her legacy by Elton John (“Candle in the Wind”) became one of the biggest hit songs ever written.

Diana left behind a legacy of being a true global ambassador and a style icon during her time both during and after being in the Royal Family. Many memorials have been dedicated to her memory in the United Kingdom, and she’s still being talked about today. Those that have married into the Royal Family have often been compared to Diana, such as Meghan Markle.

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On top of that, many programs have been aired over the years that have detailed her life and death, including a documentary called “Diana: In Her Own Words”. Tom Jennings, who produced the film, revealed why the world was so in love with Diana. “People were fascinated by her to begin with,” he said. “We grow up with this fairy tale fantasy of princes and princess and castles, and all of a sudden you had this very beautiful, very young woman living it. She almost instantaneously became more popular than Prince Charles.”

If there was one message that Diana wanted to leave behind before she passed, it was this: “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”


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