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  1. 1. Whitney Brumley Period 1
  2. 2. “ I would like to be a queen in the hearts of the people” ~ Princess Diana
  3. 3. Early Childhood <ul><li>Diana was the youngest daughter of John (Jonnie) Spencer who was to become the 8th Earl Spencer and his first wife Frances </li></ul><ul><li>She was born at 6:45am on July 1, 1961 at Park House in Sandringham in Norfolk, England </li></ul><ul><li>She was baptized on August 30, 1961 at St. Mary’s Magdalene Church </li></ul>
  4. 4. Family <ul><li>Diana was the youngest of four children </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Sarah Spencer (1955), Lady Jane Spencer (1957), John Spencer (died January 12, 1960) and Charles Spencer </li></ul><ul><li>John Spencer was born after Frances had a miscarriage but “instead of being a triumph for being a boy, it was a tragedy. He was born malformed and died 10 hours, later unable to breath” (Bradford 8). Frances was unable to even hold him and was to never forget this pain </li></ul><ul><li>Her parents desperately wanted a boy to be the heir to the family title </li></ul>
  5. 5. Childhood <ul><li>As a child, she was loved and </li></ul><ul><li>experienced a carefree childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in her childhood house which was located on the private estate of the Royal family </li></ul><ul><li>It was here that she played with both Prince Andrew and Prince Edward </li></ul><ul><li>However her parents marriage became stained and she was taught with a group of other children in her house by the hired governess at the age of 4 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Parents Divorce <ul><li>Peter Shand Kydd entered her life and Frances moved to London with him about two years later </li></ul><ul><li>The divorce ended in custody battles in which Frances lost due to her own mother testifying against her that she committed adultery </li></ul><ul><li>Diana was 7 at the time </li></ul><ul><li>Diana and her younger brother Charles moved back in with their father Jonnie who had nannies and servants to care for the children </li></ul><ul><li>Diana became the mother figure in Charles life giving him the love that he missed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Education <ul><li>Jonnie sent Diana to boarding school </li></ul><ul><li>She attended Riddlesworth Hall in Norfolk, a upper class school for girls </li></ul><ul><li>While there she discovered her dislike for academics but she loved tennis and ballet (and many other sports) </li></ul><ul><li>Two years later she was sent to West Heath Boarding School in Kent where her father hoped she would outgrow the academic difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>She attended her for five years but failed to move further in her studies because of the failing marks she received. She was 16. </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ Being a Princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.” ~ Princess Diana
  9. 9. Prince Charles <ul><li>Prince Charles had been through much speculation about his love life before meeting Diana </li></ul><ul><li>He was linked to many glamorous and aristocratic women </li></ul><ul><li>This included Diana’s older sister Lady Sarah Spencer whom he dated for a year </li></ul><ul><li>The only legal requirement for his bride was the he was not to marry a Roman Catholic </li></ul><ul><li>To gain his family’s respect he was expected to meet a woman of royal or aristocratic background, not be previously married and be Protestant </li></ul>
  10. 10. Engagement <ul><li>Charles had known Diana for years but first took notice in the summer of 1980 at a Polo Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>He proposed to her on February 6, 1981 but the engagement was kept a secret for a few weeks </li></ul><ul><li>It became official on February 24 </li></ul><ul><li>She was given a walnut-sized ring costing £30,000 consisting of 14 diamonds surrounding a sapphire </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Wedding <ul><li>Married at St. Paul’s cathedral on July 29, 1982 which was watched globally by 750 million people </li></ul><ul><li>While giving the vows she mixed up his name saying Phillip Charles Arthur George instead of Charles Philip </li></ul><ul><li>She wore a gown that cost £3000 with a 25-foot train </li></ul><ul><li>“ Call me Diana, not Princess Diana” - Princess Diana </li></ul>
  12. 12. Children <ul><li>She announced her first </li></ul><ul><li>pregnancy on November 5, 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Gave birth to her first son and heir, William on June 21, 1982, at St. Mary’s Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Her second son was born a little more than two years later on September 15, 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Diana was a very devoted mother and chose everything in their lives, from schooling to clothes to public outings </li></ul><ul><li>Her public duties came after her children </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Princess Diana </li></ul>
  14. 14. Divorce <ul><li>Diana and Charles marriage fell apart in the early 1990’s </li></ul><ul><li>Charles resumed his pre-marital affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles </li></ul><ul><li>When asked what she had to do with the separation she replied “Well there was three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” </li></ul><ul><li>On November 20, 1995 Diana confirmed that she had an affair with her riding instructor </li></ul><ul><li>The divorce was final on August 28, 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>With this Diana lost her title of Her Royal Highness and was given Diana, Princess of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>She was still considered a member of the royal family because she was the mother to the second- and third-in-line to the throne </li></ul>
  15. 15. Charity Works <ul><li>Diana was involved in a number of Charities including the Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>She was the first high-profile celebrity to be photographed touching a person infected with HIV at the ‘chain of hope’ campaign </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Princess Diana </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ In 1987, when so many still believed that AIDS could be contracted through casual contact, Princess Diana sat on the sickbed of a man with AIDS and held his hand. She showed the world that people with AIDS deserve not isolation, but compassion and kindness. It helped change the world’s opinion, and gave hope to people with AIDS.” </li></ul>Bill Clinton, April 1987 ~ On Princess Diana’s Charity Works
  18. 18. Death <ul><li>Diana was killed August 31, 1997 in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Henri Paul was hired to drive the black 1994 Mercedes-Benz through Paris in order to elude the paparazzi where he crashed into the 13th pillar </li></ul><ul><li>At this time the tunnel did not have metal barriers surrounding the poles </li></ul><ul><li>None of the occupants wore seat belts </li></ul><ul><li>Blood testing showed that Henri Paul was drunk with nearly three times the legal French limit </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her.
” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Queen Elizabeth II </li></ul>
  20. 20. Speculation <ul><li>Since her death there have been many theories surrounding her death. Although none have been proved true, no one will ever know the complete truth. One of the most well known ideas is that her death and planned by MI6 (British Intelligence Services) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Funeral and Aftermath <ul><li>Her funeral was held on September 6, 1998 and was watched by an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>By September 10th of the same ear, the pile of flowers that lay outside of Kensington Gardens was 5 feet deep </li></ul><ul><li>She was clothed in a black long-sleeved dress designed by Catherine Walker and a set of rosary beads were placed in her hands </li></ul>
  22. 22. Grave <ul><li>She is buried on an island within the grounds of Althorp Park, the Spencer family home </li></ul><ul><li>The Lake known as the Round Oval has a path lined with 36 oak trees one for each year of her life and four black swans in the lake </li></ul><ul><li>The water is filled with water lilies and white roses which were her favorite flowers </li></ul>
  23. 23. Conclusion <ul><li>Princess Diana will always be remembered for her tragic death. However she deserves to be remembered as more, she deserves to be remembered as the Princess and mother that she was, calm and cool under pressure and always willing to give a caring hand to those in need. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Questions?
  25. 25. Work Cited Bradford, Sarah. Diana . New York: Viking, 2006. Jephson, P. D. Shadows of a princess Diana, Princess of Wales : an intimate account by her private secretary . New York: HarperCollins, 2000. &quot;Morehead State University - Lyndsay Woodrum - Important Quotes To Me.&quot; Morehead State University - The People Publisher . 01 May 2009 <http://people.moreheadstate.edu/students/lrwood01/files/importantquotestome.html>. &quot;Princess Diana - Diana,Princess of Wales: photos,pictures,biography,news.&quot; Princess Diana, Princess of Wales: photos,pictures,facts,news . 01 May 2009 <http://www.princess-diana.com/diana/diana.php>. &quot;Princess Diana -.&quot; Google Image Search . 27 Apr. 2009 <http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=princess+diana&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=>. Simmons, Simone. Diana the last word . New York: St. Martin's P, 2005. Smith, Liz. &quot;Princess Diana.&quot; Parade Magazine 10 July 2007.