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Diana, Princess of Wales

(Lady Diana Frances Spencer)
former princess
Born: 7/1/1961
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England

Popular member of the British royal family whose death in a spectacular car accident caused a worldwide outpouring of grief in 1997. Diana married Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, to great popular acclaim in 1981. She had two sons, Prince William (1982) and Prince Henry (1984), also known as Prince Harry. In a public dispute that dominated tabloid journalism, the royal couple were legally separated in 1992, and divorced in 1996. With a sincere interest in social concerns and an engaging personality, Diana became a popular public figure in her own right.

Died: 8/31/1997

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