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Former wife of the heir to the British throne. The daughter of Earl Spencer, Diana married Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981, and they had two sons, William and Harry. A popular, glamorous figure, she worked for many charities. Their marriage fell apart acrimoniously, and they divorced in 1996. She continued to campaign for humanitarian causes until her death in a car crash in Paris.

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Member of the UK royal family. Daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer, Diana married Prince Charles in St Paul's Cathedral, London, in 1981. She had two sons, William and Harry, before her separation from Charles in 1992. In February 1996, she agreed to a divorce, after which she became known as Diana, Princess of Wales. Her worldwide prominence for charity work contributed to a massive outpouring of public grief after her death in a car crash in Paris, France, in 1997. Her funeral proved to be the biggest British televised event in history. Childhood Diana was born in Sandringham, Norfolk. Her father, Lord Althorp, became the 8th Earl Spencer in 1975, following the death of her paternal grandfather, Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer. Lord Althorp had been a Captain in the Royal Scots Greys and served as equerry to King George VI 1950–52 and to Queen Elizabeth II 1952�...    Continue Reading

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