On 1 July 1961 Viscount and Viscountess Althorp were blessed with their fourth child in Sandringham, Norfolk. This child was Lady Diana Spencer. A girl who was born to be a princess, not only of Wales but of hearts.
I learnt more and more about her life by seeing her interviews and reading about her and it was a simply a marvellous experience. So I am making an attempt to enlighten those who know a little about her and remind those who know about her-.
Lady Diana received her education in West Heath Girls’ School in Sevenoaks, Kent. In 1977, she left West Heath and attended Institut Alpin Videmanette, a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland. She did not shine academically but in my view she actually did, because academics does not limit itself to scoring grades or marks. The purpose of academics is to enhance your character and gifted traits making you a worthy human being. She was an excellent human being and a highly knowledgeable woman in many ways. Her intelligence can be classified as emotional intelligence and this is the intelligence which is going to be the “in thing” for the next many decades, according to a scholarly psychiatrist I came across and I completely second to this view.
Life was not a bed of roses for her. Unfortunately, she came from a divorced background and worked as a play-group assistant, helped her sister Sarah and many of her other friends in cleaning work, but she moved on in life and made it what I call -“”big””-.
Coming back to my subject. At the tender age of 20-, on 29 July 1981 she got married to the Prince of Wales-, Charles, who was 32 at the time. Her marriage was grand, as it was expected to be. This happened at the St. Pauls Cathedral and she looked extremely beautiful. My jaw dropped after seeing her marriage photographs on the web.
After marriage, she was now the -“”Princess of Wales””- and the British monarchy gifted a leader-, guide and a wonderful human being to this world which was so badly in need of a person like her. I can feel and infer from whatever little research I did on her that she must have been like a -“”bright light””- in the dark lives around her-, would have been the smile for the tearful faces, the -“”hope””- for so many -“”hopeless””- lives, the -“”encouraging factor””- for so many people who had lost all urge to live, and certainly an inspiration for the entire globe.
Then-, on 21 June 1982, in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London under the care of Pinker, the princess gave birth to her and Prince Charles’ first son and heir, William Arthur Philip Louis, currently the duke of Cambridge after his marriage to Catherine Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge), popularly known as Prince William. Later, on 15 September 1984, a second son, Henry Charles Albert David, was born two years after Prince William, Prince Henry is the Prince of Wales and is third in line to the British throne. He is popularly known as Prince Harry.
She gifted the world with these two lovely human beings. The loss of her life was a major one to her sons and life became tough for them as well. The wrongs that happened in their lives was not because they were not good but because of their mother’s absence, which meant absence of their biggest teacher who would have told them the difference between good and bad, what could have harmed them and what was good for them. Her absence meant that they lost their ultimate well-wisher and friend. Even after this, they handled themselves beautifully. They proved themselves as assets in a number of ways.
-She was an angelic mother. Her goodness has compelled me to say this and the princes were really blessed on this front.
I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.
This quote explains it so well that she loved her boys to no end and did her -“best”- to bring out the -“best”- in them in whatever short time she was with them and so could be so proud of both of them, had she been there today to witness the good things they are doing and how well they are handling the issues life puts across them. I am sure, she is watching both of them from the sky and must be really happy with them.
As the Princess of wales, she was associated with a number of charities and developed a major interest in serious illnesses and health-related matters outside the purview of traditional royal involvement, including AIDS and leprosy.
-In addition, she was the patroness of charities and organisations working with the homeless, youth, drug addicts, and the elderly. She was also the president of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
She supported the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a campaign which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, a few months after her demise.
She performed her royal duties quite well. Her first three-day tour was to Wales in October 1981 along with her husband (Prince Charles). She was termed as the -“”People’s princess””- and all the above lines prove that she indeed was the same.
I guess life had other plans as it took a turn and on 31 August 1997 when she met with a car accident in Paris and everyone was ridiculously upset because her death was a huge loss to humanity. I don’t wish to put more light on this incident.
Lastly, she was the woman I admire and respect the most. I admire her to no end and she inspires me to no end. She is my idol along with my father. Her majesty, was not only a visionary and a people’s princess but also a great mother and a great human being, as I have mentioned in the write up above.
She will remain in the hearts of many forever. Princess Diana is a legend and has left a legacy of love and goodness which should be carried forward by the mankind. Her absence will always be felt .