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Lady D not only loves music, but she has a passion for people and provides quality care and service for the mentally and physically challenged within her community. Lady D's passion for music has evolved throughout the years and while songs and rhymes have changed, Lady D continues to play the music that takes you to a place where lovers go, that crews battle to and that the girls skin-out to.
Music is universal and is the heart and soul of our culture and Lady D is the ambassador. Lady D Music is universal and is the heart and soul of our culture and Lady D is the ambassador. They moved on in mute impatience, for there was a slight sprinkling of rain. And you were dancing, Rat, last night. How did the carnival or coterie go off? Any wigs lost or gowns tattered? Any catastrophe?
The possible repetition of such an exploit was not by any means to my taste, and I ventured to question the foremost guide as to the chance of its recurrence, and the difficulties yet in store. During a tour of Harlem Hospital Center , she made a profound impact on the public by spontaneously hugging a seven-year-old child with AIDS. In her desire to play an encouraging role during the Gulf War , the Princess of Wales visited Germany in December to meet with the families of soldiers.
In December , she announced that she would withdraw from public life, but in November she stated that she wished to "make a partial return". In , she confided in the then- Premier of Newfoundland , Brian Peckford , "I am finding it very difficult to cope with the pressures of being Princess of Wales, but I am learning to cope with it. From the mids, she became increasingly associated with numerous charities. She carried out official engagements in  and in In recognition of her effect as a philanthropist, Stephen Lee, director of the UK Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers, said "Her overall effect on charity is probably more significant than any other person's in the 20th century.
Diana's extensive charity work also included campaigning for animal protection and fighting against the use of landmines. Thomas John Barnardo in to care for vulnerable children and young people.
In , Diana was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of London , the highest honour which is in the power of the City of London to bestow on someone. She paid a visit to a children's hospital that she had previously supported when she provided them with medical equipment. In Moscow, she received the International Leonardo Prize, which is given to "the most distinguished patrons and people in the arts, medicine, and sports". You can shake their hands and give them a hug.
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Heaven knows they need it. What's more, you can share their homes, their workplaces, and their playgrounds and toys. Prince Harry accepted the award on behalf of his mother. Diana was the patron of HALO Trust , an organisation that removes debris—particularly landmines—left behind by war. Her work on the landmines issue has been described as influential in the signing of the Ottawa Treaty , which created an international ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines.
All Honourable Members will be aware from their postbags of the immense contribution made by Diana, Princess of Wales to bringing home to many of our constituents the human costs of landmines. The best way in which to record our appreciation of her work, and the work of NGOs that have campaigned against landmines, is to pass the Bill, and to pave the way towards a global ban on landmines. In November , the Princess visited a leprosy hospital in Indonesia.
She remained the patron of this charity  and visited several of its hospitals around the world, especially in India, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Nigeria until her death in Diana was a long-standing and active supporter of Centrepoint , a charity which provides accommodation and support to homeless people, and became patron in The Princess was a supporter of young homeless people and spoke out on behalf of them by saying that "they deserve a decent start in life".
Diana was a staunch and longtime supporter of charities and organisations that focused on social and mental issues, including Relate and Turning Point. Diana became its patron in She became the charity's patron in and visited the charity on a regular basis, meeting the sufferers at its centres or institutions including Rampton and Broadmoor. The photos showed her exercising in the gym LA Fitness wearing "a leotard and cycling shorts".
After her divorce, Diana retained the double apartment on the north side of Kensington Palace that she had shared with the Prince of Wales since the first year of their marriage; the apartment remained her home until her death the following year. She also moved her offices to Kensington Palace but was permitted "to use the state apartments at St James's Palace". Diana dated the British-Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan , who was called "the love of her life" by many of her closest friends after her death,    and she is said to have described him as "Mr Wonderful".
Their relationship lasted almost two years with differing accounts of who ended it. After deciding against a trip to Thailand, she accepted Fayed's invitation to join his family in the south of France, where his compound and large security detail would not cause concern to the Royal Protection squad. Mohamed Al-Fayed bought the Jonikal , a metre multimillion-pound yacht on which to entertain Diana and her sons.
On 31 August , Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris while the driver was fleeing the paparazzi. Diana's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones , survived the crash. The televised funeral, on 6 September, was watched by a British television audience that peaked at Millions more watched the event around the world. The sudden and unexpected death of an extraordinarily popular royal figure brought statements from senior figures worldwide and many tributes by members of the public.
Her coffin, draped with the royal flag, was brought to London from Paris by Prince Charles and Diana's two sisters on 31 August Her sons walked in the funeral procession behind her coffin, along with her ex-husband the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, Diana's brother Lord Spencer, and representatives of some of her charities.
The burial took place privately later the same day. Diana's former husband, sons, mother, siblings, a close friend, and a clergyman were present. Diana's body was clothed in a black long-sleeved dress designed by Catherine Walker , which she had chosen some weeks before. A set of rosary beads that she had received from Mother Teresa was placed in her hands.
Mother Teresa had died the same week as Diana. The burial party was provided by the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment , who were given the honour of carrying the Princess across to the island and laying her to rest. Diana was the Regiment's Colonel-in-Chief from to He decided that Diana would be buried where her grave could be easily cared for and visited in privacy by William, Harry, and other Spencer relatives.
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On the day after the final verdict of the inquest, Al-Fayed announced that he would end his year campaign to establish that the tragedy was murder rather than an accident; he stated that he did so for the sake of the Princess's children. In addition to her will,  Diana had also written a letter of wishes in which she had asked for three-fourths of her personal property to be given to her sons, and dividing the remaining one-fourth aside from the jewelry between her 17 godchildren. In after the submission of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Internet news service apbonline.
In , Ken Wharfe, a former bodyguard of the Princess, claimed that her scandalous conversations with James Gilbey commonly referred to as the Squidgygate were in fact recorded by the GCHQ , which intentionally released them on a "loop". The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was established after her death and was granted intellectual property rights over her image. On the first anniversary of Diana's death, people left flowers and bouquets outside the gates of Kensington Palace and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey.
The event, organised by the Princes William and Harry, celebrated the 46th anniversary of their mother's birth and occurred a few weeks before the 10th anniversary of her death on 31 August. In January , a previously unseen photograph of Diana taken during her engagement to Charles was put up for auction.
The picture belonged to the Daily Mirror newspaper and has "Not to be published" written on it. In it, a young Diana lies across the lap of an unidentified man. In January , a series of letters that Diana and other members of the royal family had written to a Buckingham Palace steward were sold as a part of a collection titled "the private letters between a trusted butler and the royal family".
Other tributes planned for the anniversary included exhibitions at Althorp hosted by the Princess's brother, Earl Spencer ,  a series of commemorating events organised by the Diana Memorial Award ,  as well as restyling Kensington Gardens and creating a new section called "The White Garden" in order to symbolise Diana's life and style. Diana remains one of the most popular members of the royal family throughout history, and she continues to influence the principles of the royal family and its younger generations. In the early years, Diana was often noted for her shy nature,   as well as her shrewdness, funny character, and smartness.
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Diana was widely known for her encounters with sick and dying patients, and the poor and unwanted whom she used to comfort, an action that earned her more popularity. Her accidental death brought an unprecedented spasm of grief and mourning,  and subsequently a crisis arose in the Royal Household. Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality.
Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic. In , the Princess was one of the runners-up for Time magazine's person of the Year. Despite being regarded as an iconic figure and a popular member of the royal family, Diana was subject to criticism during her life. Patrick Jephson, her private secretary of eight years, wrote in an article in The Daily Telegraph that "[Diana] had an extra quality that frustrated her critics during her lifetime and has done little to soften their disdain since her death Sally Bedell Smith characterised Diana as unpredictable, egocentric, and possessive.
Diana was a fashion icon whose style was emulated by women around the world. Iain Hollingshead of The Telegraph wrote: "[Diana] had an ability to sell clothes just by looking at them. Every look was right.
She was gangsta with her clothes. She had these crazy hats.
She got oversize jackets. I loved everything she wore! The Princess chose her dressing style based on both the royal family's demands and popular modern styles in Britain,  and developed her personal fashion trend. Catherine Walker was among Diana's favorite designers  with whom she worked to create her "royal uniform". A royal uniform if you like. Diana made her debut as a Sloane Ranger in with a gown by Regamus. In early s, Diana preferred to wear dresses with floral collars, pie-crust blouses, and pearls.
The Princess's influential short hairstyle was created by Sam McKnight after a Vogue shoot in , which, in McKnight and Donatella Versace's opinion, brought her more liberty as "it always looked great". She told McKnight: "It's not for me, Sam. It is for the people I visit or who come to see me. They don't want me in off-duty mode, they want a princess. Let's give them what they want. Following the opening of an exhibition of Diana's clothes and dresses at Kensington Palace in , Catherine Bennett of The Guardian stated that such exhibitions are among the suitable ways to commemorate public figures whose fashion styles were noted due to their achievements.
The exhibition suggests to detractors that, like many other princesses, "looking lovely in different clothes was pretty much her life's work" which also brings interest in her clothing. Immediately after her death, many sites around the world became briefly ad hoc memorials to Diana where the public left flowers and other tributes. The largest was outside the gates of Kensington Palace, where people continue to leave flowers and tributes.
Permanent memorials include:.
The Flame of Liberty was erected in on the Place de l'Alma in Paris above the entrance to the tunnel in which the fatal crash later occurred. It has become an unofficial memorial to Diana. The first memorial is a pyramid-shaped display containing photos of the princess and al-Fayed's son, a wine glass said to be from their last dinner, and a ring purchased by Dodi the day prior to the crash. The second, Innocent Victims , unveiled in , is a bronze statue of Fayed dancing with Diana on a beach beneath the wings of an albatross. Rosa 'Princess of Wales', a white blend rose cultivar , is named in honour of Diana.
In , Azermarka issued postage stamps commemorating Diana in Azerbaijan. In January , Diana's sons commissioned a statue of their mother for Kensington Palace to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy. Its completion is expected in Before and after her death, Diana has been depicted in contemporary art. In July , Tracey Emin created a number of monoprint drawings featuring textual references about Diana's public and private life for Temple of Diana , a themed exhibition at The Blue Gallery, London.
Another text praised her selflessness — The things you did to help other people , showing Diana in protective clothing walking through a minefield in Angola — while another referenced the conspiracy theories. Of her drawings, Emin maintained "They're quite sentimental This fictional work starts with the world discovering Diana alive and enjoying a happy undercover new life in a dangerous cantegril on the outskirts of Montevideo.
In , following an earlier series referencing the conspiracy theories, Stella Vine created a series of Diana paintings for her first major solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford gallery. The docudrama Diana: Last Days of a Princess details the final two months of her life. She is portrayed by Irish actress Genevieve O'Reilly. In , Prince William and Prince Harry commissioned two documentaries to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.
Posthumously, as in life, she is most popularly referred to as "Princess Diana", a title not formally correct and one she never held. She gave up these appointments following her divorce. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles, Prince of Wales m. Spencer by birth Windsor by marriage.
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