UK’s Princess Diana being remembered today

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Staff ReportLONDON: Renowned for her feverish involvement in charity activities, Britain’s Princess Diana is being remembered on her death anniversary today (Friday).Diana Frances Spencer was the youngest daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp. She was born at Park House, Sandringham in Norfolk, England on 1 July 1961. She was a popular international media icon of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981. The marriage produced two sons, Princes William and Harry, and they are second and third in line to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms. The 20-year-old British princess developed an intense interest in serious illnesses and health-related matters outside the purview of traditional royal involvement, including AIDS and leprosy. In addition, the Princess was the patroness of charities and organizations working with the homeless, youth, drug addicts and the elderly. From 1989, she was President of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.During the early 1990s, the marriage of Diana and Charles fell apart. Their divorce was finalized on 28 August 1996. On 31 August 1997, Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris along with her then boyfriend, Dodi Al-Fayed.Diana lent highly visible support to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a campaign that went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 after her death. –SAMAA




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