I actually know very little about Princess Diana. She died a few weeks after I was born. My mum said that she got up in the middle of the night because I was crying and she was about to change me and she turned on the TV. The screen said "Princess Diana 1st July 1961-31st August" or something like that. She was shocked and didn't know what to think. That feeling that we all get when we discover the death of a famous figure. I felt that way when I heard of Amy Winehouse's death and some people would have felt like that when Whitney Houston recently left us. This is off topic but after Whitney Houston died, someone posted a photo on Facebook which was a photo of a starving African child next to Whitney Houston. The writing in the image said, "One person dies and a million people cry. A million people die and no one cries." That really made me think, but like I said, it's a little off topic. However, Princess Diana did do a lot of work for a variety of charities.
Princess Di was inspirational for a number of reasons. She did a lot of charity work (already mentioned) and, high profile or not, that is always very admirable. As well as working with charities, she spent a lot of time with her children (more than most royals had done in the past): Prince William and Prince Harry. When William was still only a baby she took him on her first full tour of Australia and New Zealand. She dismissed the family's nanny, chose William and Harry's schools and clothes, planned outings and took them to school as often as possible. She fitted her duties around her sons. She was a dedicated, affectionate mother.
As well as the above she was also a great style icon. One of my favourite looks was her yellow dungarees worn with a floral top with a peter pan collar that she wore in 1980 to watch Prince Charles play polo (1). Another chic ensemble was the high neck red dress with a dainty pattern on it which was paired with matching red accessories that she wore to Nicholas Soames and Catherine Weatherhall's wedding in 1981 (2). The oversized tweed skirt suit worn on her honeymoon was an interesting choice but it worked to perfection in my opinion (3). See more of her style successes below.
(images from vogue.co.uk)
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"Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can."
"Hugs can do great amounts of good."
"I lead from the heart, not from the head."
"I want to walk into a room , be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just be."
"If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love."
"Life is just a journey."
"They say it is better to be more and happy than rich a miserable , but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"
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