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Princess Diana

Many times in life, we come across a person who can change how people think, feel, act. In the 1961 our world was changed. A saint came into the world, and her name was Diana. From her love of the people, to her charity work, she changed and improved our world, to make it a better place.

In the 1960’s Wales was a place where royalty meant everything. The heir to the throne (usually the king) never was allowed the privilege to pick the one they were to wed. Queen Elizabeth the second, Princes Charles mother, was brought into the family not by choice but by her mother offering her to the royal family of Wales. Prince Edwards the third (soon known as king), Charles’ father did not love Elizabeth when they wed, they both barely knew each other. Prince Edwards father said that he would learn to love her later in life. When Prince Charles picked Diana to be his future Queen, not everybody in the palace were smiling with glee. There were many disputes throughout both families about their marriage.

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was born, but had to learn she was expected to be a boy. So intent were her parents on having a son that she had to wait to be blessed with a name a week after she was conceived. Miss Diana Frances Spencer. Diana was born on July 1, 1961 at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk. One of Diana’s most remembered memories were the visits to the churchyard grave of the child her parents conceived just before her, a boy who lived barely 10 hours. Had he survived, she often wondered, would she have existed? Or would her mother, having produced a male heir, have left her husband for another man sooner than she actually did, breaking up the family before Diana could be born? She wished she were her oldest sister, the firstborn, the star of the family: smart, loud, unafraid to greet their hated stepmother with an rude burp. At nine, Diana would bravely declare that she would marry only once and only for love and never, never divorce. But even as she said that, she stared out, as she would often do, from beneath her bangs, never quite looking anyone in the eye. For her parents, once in love, were no longer. Diana was the youngest of four children: 2 older sister, Jane and Sarah, and one younger brother Charles. She was born by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Spencer. Her parents were wed at Westminster Abby in 1952. Their wedding was considered the social event of the year. Many royal people blessed their wedding by making an appearance. The Queen of England at the time showed up to their wedding, and was the honored guest of the night. For many years Diana’s parent put on a happy face, yet their were on track for a divorce.. She also remembered visits to the churchyard grave of the child her parents conceived just before her, a boy who lived barely 10 hours. Had he survived, she often wondered, would she have existed? Or would her mother, having produced a male heir, have left her husband for another man sooner than she actually did, breaking up the family before Diana could be born? She wished she were her oldest sister, the firstborn, the star of the family: smart, extroverted, unafraid to greet their hated stepmother with an insolent burp. At nine, Diana would bravely declare that she would marry only once вЂ" and only for love вЂ" and never, never divorce. But even as she said that, she stared out, as she would often do, from beneath her bangs, never quite looking anyone in the eye. For her parents, once in love, were no longer.

By the time Diana was six years of age her parent finally got a divorce. Her father was tired of pretending that his wife, (Diana’s mom) was not having an affair with another man. By the time her parents divorced she was six years old, and about to be sent to boarding school. With her bad habits at school and her rowdiness with friends, Diana’s father wanted to send her to a well renowned boarding school to try and change her ways. Little did her know that Diana was going to be the most loved woman in the world.

With the courts giving custody of Diana and her siblings to her father, as punishment to the mother for committing adultery, Diana suffered from distress of not seeing her mother. Diana was the closest to her mother, which made it harder for her to adapt to life on her own. While attending West Heath, in Sevenoaks, Kent, Diana began to excel in sports, mainly swimming yet still remained a remedial student. Diana slowly began to enjoy school and being away from home and her hated stepmother. Diana was a considered a big tom boy because she loved to run around with all the boys and get dirty. She enjoyed racing the boys in the woods and swimming in the ocean, she thrived on winning. Even though Diana was a poor student she was a great competitor. She never wanted to lose anything. She may have never done what one is trying to beat her at but she will try her best. Her effort level is what helped her leave West Heath and move onto the Instiute of Alpin Videmanetter, a finishing school in Rougemont Switzerland at the age of sixteen. At the institute, Diana was the star of her swimming and diving team. Diana longed to be a ballerina, but was considered to be to tall. Diana stood 5’10 a the age of seventeen. Once she turned seventeen, Diana left her fathers house and moved to London and was purchased an apartment in Coleherne Court at the Earl’s court area. She lived there with three of her flatmates (roommates), until she was about twenty.

When visiting her home town, Diana ran into her sister Sarah, who introduced her to her new boy toy Charles, Prince Charles of Wales. Diana was not intrigued by him at all, but as time passed her started to grow on her. Sarah and Charles parted ways, and Sarah urged Diana to talk to Charles. Dating casual was unusual to Diana because she was considered more as a “girl” friend to guys not potential date material. “My Palms were soaked with sweat as we ate brunch”. As Charles and Diana started getting serious speculations began and people wondered of Diana was going to be future Queen of Wales. Prince Charles’ mother was not thrilled with all the rumors going around the town abut her son and this “misfit”.

Prince Charles’ love life had always been the subject of press and he was linked to a numerous amount of glamorous woman. In his early thirties he started to get the pressure of marriage. Legally the only requirement to marry was that he had to marry a woman from the Church of England, be a virgin, royal background, and a protestant. Diana qualified for all of the requirements.

The engagement happened on February

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