Diana of Wales would turn 60: the most iconic moments in the life of the princess

Diana of Wales would turn 60: the most iconic moments in the life of the princess

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Diana of Wales would turn 60: the most iconic moments in the life of the princess

Diana Frances Spencer He joined the British royal family in the early 1980s and has since become a key member of the Windsors, the most embattled of them all.

Diana of Wales at age 19. Photo: El País

Before becoming Lady Di, Diana was a young nursery school aide living with a group of friends in London. In the picture, the future wife of Prince Charles was 19 years old. In November 1980 she was already being pursued by photographers who discovered her link to the member of the royal family.

Diana of Wales and Prince Charles got engaged in 1981. Photo: El País

The engagement between Charles of England and lady Diana spencer It was announced on February 24, 1981. He was 30 years old and she was 19. The images of the couple went around the world, she dressed in blue, the same color as her ring and he stood behind with a big smile.

Diana of Wales and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Photo: El País

The long-awaited wedding took place in London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, on July 29, 1981. The newlyweds kissed before thousands of people who gathered at Buckingham Palace, and millions of viewers watched them on television in 74 countries.

Diana of Wales at a school in Australia. Photo: El País

After her wedding, Diana’s popularity increased dramatically and thousands of people followed her to every place she walked. She even gained more prominence than her husband, despite her shyness. In the photo, Diana was greeting a group of schoolchildren from Alice Springs, Australia, in 1983.

Diana of Wales wearing the Spencer tiara, her favorite. Photo: El País

Diana quickly became a fashion icon. Here in Bonn, Germany, at a reception with President Richard von Weizsacker, wearing the Spencer tiara, part of his family’s legacy.

Diana of Wales in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: El País

Lady Di was also known for her charity work and children became her priority. In April 1991, she was photographed holding an HIV-positive baby in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Later he was with sick children and excluded from wars in India, Sarajevo, Pakistan or New Zealand.

Diana of Wales, Prince Charles and their children on the royal yacht ‘Britannia’, cruising around Venice. Photo: El País

In June 1982, Guillermo, the first son of Diana and Carlos, came to the world, two years later, Harry was born, the second and last child of the couple. The princess wanted to take the little ones on all her tours and trips. The picture shows the family in Venice, aboard the royal yacht ‘Britannia’, on May 5, 1985.

Diana of Wales visited the Taj Mahal. Photo: El País

In February 1992, Diana of Wales posed alone sitting on a bench outside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, while Charles was in a meeting in Bangalore. A few months before the breakup of the marriage, Lady Di decided to have her photographed at the monument dedicated to love. He looked sad.

Diana from Wales during the clearance of antipersonnel mines in Huambo, Angola. Photo: El País

After their separation, Diana dedicated herself to humanitarian activities. The photograph is from January 1997, during the process of clearing antipersonnel mines in Huambo, Angola.

Diana and Mother Teresa of Calcula met in New York. Photo: El País

Six months later, they met with Mother Teresa de Calcula in New York. Both would die three months later.

Diana of Wales was captured for the last time by the security cameras of an elevator in a Parisian hotel, next to her partner Dodi Al-Fayed. Photo: El País

The last image of Diana was captured by an elevator camera at the Ritz hotel in Paris, where she was with her then partner Dodi Al-Fayed, in August 1997. The princess died at the age of 36 along with her companion and her driver in August of that same year.

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