Diana Spencer, princess of Wales, known as Lady Diana or simply Lady D is among the most significant personalities of our century and within a decade has become for everyone the sad princess, a woman with a sad and often unhappy look.

She was born on July 1, 1961, near Sandringham, in England. She was educated first at Riddlesworth and then she attended boarding school at West Heath School.

She became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in1975. When she finished school in Switzerland, she moved to London. There she became a kindergarten teacher at the Young England School. On July 29, 1981 she married Prince Charles. Diana and Charles had two children William and Henry.

During her life Diana was a strong supporter of many charities and worked to help the homeless, people living with HIV and AIDS and children in need. During the marriage , Diana struggled with depression and bulimia. In December 1992 the couple’ separation was announced. Diana and his husband finally divorced in 1996. The next year her romance with Egyptian film producer and playboy Dodi Al-Fayed caused quite a stir and created a media frenzy. On the night of August 31, 1997, while they were visiting Paris, Diana and Dodi were involved in a car crash after trying to escape from the paparazzi. Diana died.

A photo taken in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on the night of Aug. 31, 1997

Twenty-two years after the sad tragedy, Paris decided to dedicate a memorial to the Princess that was loved so much: the square above the Alma bridge took the name of Place Diana Princesse de Galles, a way to pay homage and allow Parisians and other people to commemorate her because Lady Diana’s death was not just a loss for the royal family but for the whole world .

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