From her philanthropic work,to her fashion style to her courage, Princess Diana is one of the most controversial and most popular personalities in the history of mankind. Diana Spencer became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She married the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, on July 29, 1981 and became Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales .But before her fairytale wedding, Lady Diana Spencer lived a relatively quiet life that involved piano lessons, odd jobs, precious pets, and a very ’70s bridesmaid dress. Her parents wanted a son and a heir She did not let her parents’ disappointment that she was not a boy and heir to the royal family she was born into affect her. But she was greatly attached to her brother Charles. People don’t know much about it but Diana initially wanted to be a ballerina. She had a great fondness for children. After attending finishing school at Institut Alpin Videmanette in Switzerland, she moved to London. She began working with children, eventually becoming an assistant at Young England Kindergarten.Diana began dating Prince Charles, heir to the British throne who was 13 years her senior, in 1977. The couple first met when Diana was a child and reportedly played with Charles’s younger siblings, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, while her family rented Park House, an estate owned by Queen Elizabeth II. On February 6, 1981, Prince Charles proposed to Diana with a 18-karat white gold ring topped with a 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. After Diana’s death, her son Prince William proposed with the ring to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.Diana died on August 31, 1997, from injuries she sustained in a car crash in Paris. She is remembered as the “People’s Princess” because of her widespread popularity and global humanitarian efforts. Here are a few rare pictures of Diana Spencer before she became Princess Diana.
Published by Swapnil Pandey
Swapnil Pandey is the best selling Indian defence author who has written The Force behind the Forces, Soldier's girl and Love Story of a Commando published by International publishing houses like Penguin random house and Westland Amazon publishers. She is married to an Army Officer and many from her family serve the nation in uniform too. The effortless portrayal of army life comes from this fauji background. Her latest book 'The Force behind the Forces' is based on the real-life stories of Veer Naris and immortal Indian Soldiers. The book is published by International Publishing House Penguin Random House in November 2021. Apart from this non-fiction, she has also written two fictional stories: 'Soldier's Girl' a fiction based on the constant struggle of a Para Special Operative between his call of duty and love life and 'Love Story of a Commando' an endless adventure between an NSG Commando and his beloved published by Mega publishing giant Westland-Amazon. She is also working on her fourth book which she intends to bring forward by 2022. Apart from her illustrious career as an author, she is also a prominent blogger who works in close collaboration with various national and international brands. Since lockdown 2020, she has also started producing motivational and informational videos to add value to the lives of her audiences as a societal influencer. These videos have created a huge impact and have been pivotal in raising various social issues around military families. Being part of the fauji fraternity herself she holds huge respect for men in uniform and since her voice reaches lakhs of people, she considers it her duty to raise awareness about the sacrifices these men and their families make in the line of duty. She believes it is the duty of a nation to not only look after the well being of its soldiers and their families but also honour their memories. The lives of Veer Naris (women whose fauji husbands are immortalised) also occupies a major part of the work and awareness drive.