Lady Diana is being remembered on her 59th Birth anniversary

Diana Frances Spencer aka Lady Diana was born on July 1, 1961, she was a member of the British royal family.

Lady Diana was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.

She came to prominence in 1981 upon her engagement to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, after a brief courtship.

Her marriage to Charles, however, suffered due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs. The couple separated in 1992, soon after the breakdown of their relationship became public knowledge.

The details of their marital difficulties became increasingly publicized, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1996.

On 31 August 1997, Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel. The crash also resulted in the deaths of her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver. The televised funeral, on 6 September, was watched by a British television audience that peaked at 32.10 million, which was one of the United Kingdom’s highest viewing figures ever. Millions more watched the event around the world.

There are some quick facts about her life

Montessori Assistant

Diana worked as a nursery assistant at the Young England Kindergarten school in Pimlico, yet another school that embraces the Montessori curriculum, before she became a princess.

Her sister dated Prince Charles too

Diana’s sister Sarah previously dated Prince Charles but the relation ended when she sneaked some details to the Press. Shortly after Charles turned his attentions to Diana.


Diana was known for sending thank-you notes for the smallest of deeds and doing it nearly immediately.

Wedding couture

Diana’s extravagant wedding dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the ivory dress was made of silk taffeta and antique lace, covered in 10,000 pearls. The dress remains one of the most famous—and copied—dresses in history.

Burial on Island

Diana was buried on an island on her family estate in order to maintain privacy, which does not permit visitors. There are 36 oak trees leading to the lake, one for each of her 36 years.