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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #6398: Princess Diana: Biography
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    Princess Diana: Biography


    > LADY DIANA

    Gros plan sur... Lady Diana

    > FULL NAME: Diana Frances Spencer

    > TITLE: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales

    > BORN: July 1, 1961 at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk (England)

    >
    DIED: August 31, 1997 in Paris, France

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    MARRIED: Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Watched by 750 million people worldwide on television.
    She was the first Englishwoman to marry an heir to the throne in over 300 years.

    > CHILDREN:Prince William, born on June 21, 1982 and Prince Henry (Harry) on September 15, 1984, both at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

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    SEPARATED: December 9, 1992, announced by Prime Minister John Major in House of Commons.

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    HOMES: Kensington Palace, London

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    SCHOOL AND CAREER:
    ... 1966 until 1974 : Riddlesworth Hall Prep School at Diss, Norfolk
    ... 1974-77 : West Heath near Sevenoaks, Kent
    ... 1977-78 : finishing school at the Institute Alpin Videmanette in Rougemont, Switzerland.
    ... In 1979 she moved to a flat at Coleherne Court in London and for a while looked after the child of an American couple. She then worked as a kindergarten teacher at the Young England school in Pimlico, London.

    > BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS:
    ... Becoming the most famous woman in the world and raising awareness of several social issues including AIDS, poverty, drug problems, homelessness. Diana was involved with dozens of charities and had a particular interest in children and AIDS victims. She held honorary ranks with several regiments of the Armed Forces. She was an excellent pianist and is patron of several music organisations and charities.
    ... Promoting British fashion and the United Kingdom throughout the world.

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    Lady Diana was born in England on . She weighed 7lb 12oz when she was born. Many different nannies looked after her. One of them hit her with a wooden spoon and another gave her laxatives as a punishment. When she was 6, she went to a boarding school. Shortly afterwards, her parents got divorced. This part of her childhood was not very happy. She was good at swimming and she won the school dancing competition.

    She first met in November 1977 when she was 16 years old. Charles came to her house to visit her sister Sarah. Her sister was in love with Charles and they went out together for 6 months. Charles didn't speak very much to Diana because he was more interested in her sister.
    In 1980 Diana moved to London and got a job in a as a teacher. She shared a flat with some friends. The romance with Prince Charles started when she went to watch him play polo. After the match, they went to a party and they got on well. The romance between Prince Charles and Lady Diana was in all the newspapers. It was very difficult for Lady Diana because she was not accustomed to the publicity. At first she was very shy in front of the cameras. Prince Charles asked her to marry him and she said yes. They on July 29 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
    She had two children: who was born in 1982 and who was born in 1984. Diana was very popular and she appeared in the newspapers everyday. Unfortunately her marriage was not very happy. Prince Charles had another woman and she didn't get on well with the queen. She had problems with an eating disorder called bulimia and sometimes she was very depressed. Diana did a lot of work to help and comfort people in unfortunate situations such as people with and homeless people. She understood the suffering of other people because she suffered herself. Her relationship with Prince Charles got worse and eventually they in 1996. She continued to support many and other causes such as the campaign to forbid the use of landmines. In 1997 she met Dodi Fayed. For the first time in many years she seemed to be very happy. Unfortunately she died in a car accident on in Paris. Millions of people from all over the world watched her funeral. It was very sad.







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