Princess Diana Facts

Princess Diana Facts
Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and mother to Prince William and Prince Harry. She was killed in a car crash in Paris, France on August 31, 1999. For more information, see the fact file below.
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Diana Frances Spencer

Date of Birth
July 1, 1961

Place of Birth
Norfolk, England

Date of Death
August 31, 1997

Birth Family
John Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd

Prince Charles of Wales
Divorced on August 28, 1996

Prince William and Prince Harry

Local Day Schools
West Heath Girls’ School
Institute Alopin Videmanette: finishing school.

Princess of Wales

Reason for Fame
Great interest in many causes that affect people, especially children.
Called the “Peoples’ Princess”
Killed in a car crash in Paris, France on August 31, 1997

Additional Information

  • Diana was the President of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
  • She was also a most visible supporter of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
  • After her death, in 1997, she won the Nobel Peace Prize which many believed was a posthumous tribute for all the good works she had done over the years.