Words of the Week 47/2015

Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

FILE - 27 AUGUST 2012 for ANNIVERSARY AUGUST 31: On Friday, August 31st Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in an automobile crash in Paris, France 15 years ago in 1997. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=119776964&EditorialProduct=Archival#esource=maplinARC_uki_aug12 HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 10: Princess Of Wales In Hong Kong Wearing An Outfit Described As The Elvis Look Designed By Fashion Designer Catherine Walker. Tour Dates 7-10 November. (exact Day Date Not Certain) (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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Diana was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry as The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer. She was the fourth child and third daughter of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer and The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd. Following her parents’ divorce, Diana grew up in Park House, which is situated on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, and was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975, she became Lady Diana Spencer, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer.

Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997 and subsequent televised funeral.

Words of the Week 47_2015