Candle in the Wind
by Elton John & Bernie Taupin

BIOGRAPHY OF
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES






BIRTH NAME: Diana Frances Spencer was born July 1, 1961 (Sun in Cancer, Moon in Aquarius), at Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Diana was born at Park House, the home that her parents rented on the estate of Queen Elizabeth II and where her childhood playmates were the Queen's younger sons: Andrew and Edward. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Edward John Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, who were later divorced (1969).

HER EDUCATION: 1966 until 1974; Riddlesworth Hall Prep School at Diss, Norfolk; 1974-77; West Heath near Sevenoaks, Kent; 1977-78; finishing school at the Institute Alpin Videmanette in Rougemont, Switzerland, where she perfected the French language and became a competent skier.
In 1979, upon returning to London, she lived with three female friends in a rented apartment at Coleherne Court in South Kensington. For a while she looked after the child of an American couple. She then worked as a kindergarten teacher at the Young England school in Pimlico, London.

Her friendship with Charles, the Prince of Wales, first in line to the British throne, grew in 1980, and on the 24th day of February 1981 it was announced that Lady Diana Spencer was to marry the Prince of Wales. She was the first Englishwoman to marry an heir to the throne in over 300 years. They were married on July 29, 1981, at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Watched by 750 million people worldwide on television.

She had two sons; Prince William, born on June 21, 1982 and Prince Henry (Harry) on September 15, 1984, both at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London.

She held honorary ranks with several regiments of the Armed Forced.
She was an excellent pianist and a patron of several music organizations and charities.

Eleven years after her marriage and after many reports and accusations concerning marital infidelity and emotional alienation between the two, the couple were officialy separated on December 9, 1992, and remained a great deal detached from each other ever since.

In November 95, Diana admitted having a love affair with her riding coach James Hewitt (who wrote a book about the affair).

On February 28th, 1996, the Princess anounced her readiness to officialy divorce Charles.

After their separation, On August 31st, 1997 - the beautiful Princess Diana was killed in a traffic accident, in Paris, France along with Dodie Fayad, her new love; and Henri Paul, the chauffer; and leaving Trevor Rees-Jones, her bodyguard in critical condition.


QUOTE: Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.--Princess Diana

HOME: Kensington Palace, London

INCOME: What Charles gives her from Duchy of Cornwall income! She was trying to negotiate a $25 million divorce settlement.

FAVORITE PLACE: London's West End.

FOOD: Pasta, salads & fruit.

DRINK: Chilled dry white wine.

HOBBIES AND SPORTS: Shopping, skiing, health and beauty treatments.

PEOPLE: Sons; Wills and Harry. Elton John and George Michaels.

DISLIKES: Charles, Buckingham Palace, courtiers, being photographed, any publicity about her sons, red meat, salmon, outdoor pursuits - such as riding and hunting.

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS: By becoming the most famous woman in the world and raising awareness of several social issues including AIDS, poverty, drug problems and homelessness. Promoting British fashion and the United Kingdom throughout the world. Producing sons. And bringing the monarchy to its knees, when they realized that she truly was "THE QUEEN OF HEARTS"

BIGGEST MISTAKES: Co-operating with Andrew Morton's book.




~*~ Princess Diana ~*~

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