Lady Di: 8 things you might not know about the princess

23 years ago to the day, on August 31, 1997, Princess Lady Diana died in a car accident in Paris, plunging the UK into deep sadness. On the occasion of this disastrous anniversary, Closer invites you to discover eight things that you may not know about the mother of princes Harry and William. Starting with his childhood dreams. In fact, when she was still a little girl, Diana dreamed of becoming a ballerina (1). But very quickly, the little girl realizes that she will be too big to make this dream come true. The princess’s adult height was, in fact, 1m78. Moreover, little Diana was not a studious student (2) as one might think. During her schooling, the young woman dropped out several times and even ended up dropping out.

Now let’s take a look at the princess’s family. Did you know, for example, that her grandmother, Ruth Roche, Baroness of Fermoy, was very close to the Queen? Indeed, she worked as a lady-in-waiting for Elizabeth II and also served as the sovereign’s personal assistant (3). As for the princess’s sister, Sarah, did you know that it was she, in fact, who was very close to Prince Charles before the latter met the future mother of his children? (4) Sacred family! On July 29, 1981, Prince Charles married the sublime Diana Spencer in a wedding which remains, almost 40 years later, one of the biggest events broadcast on television. Indeed, it is estimated that the international audience of this ceremony exceeded 2.5 billion viewers! (5)

Princess Diana is buried on a small island in her family estate

Unfortunately, the marriage between Diana and Charles is not as happy as expected. The young woman is confronted with multiple problems and she decides, in 1991, to record her memories on audio tapes which she entrusts to a friend. (6) She asks them to deliver them to a British journalist. If the princess remains today one of the emblematic personalities among the British, it is also because she has broken certain taboos such as that linked to AIDS. In 1987, she shakes hands with an HIV-positive person, without gloves or protection, wishing to demonstrate that the virus is not spread through physical contact. (7) 23 years after her death, her fans are still numerous to come to pay homage to her in the family domain of Althorp where she is buried on a small island on which a temple has been built, in her memory. (8)

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