Diana: Story of a Princess
Princess Diana was paradoxical human personality that epitomizes determined humanitarian figure and a beautiful woman who hankers after fame and luxurious lifestyle. She was born as Lady Diana Frances Spencer on 1 July 1961 at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the daughter of 8th Earl Spencer of Althorp. She was the youngest among two sisters, Sarah and Jane, and had a younger brother, Charles. She got her primary education at a preparatory school, Riddlesworth Hall at Diss, Norfolk, and further at a boarding school, West Heath, near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Diana married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral but separated her ways in 1992. She held an important place in history due to her royal marriage with Price Charles and pathetic parting of ways. She is also acclaimed as an international humanitarian figure. Her marriage is the most celebrated and cherished marriages of the world as the Archbishop of Canterbury rightly said, “Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made. ” But it also brought her the pathos and afflictions. Prince Charles still had an amorous affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
This betrayal shattered her whole self and she attempted suicide several times. Later she diverted her attention to the charity work and soon became an international aid worker. She worked assiduously for charitable causes around the world and charity. In the domestic sphere, she worked to expose the problems of homeless and also disabled people. While in the international sphere, she vigorously worked for a ban on the production and use of land mines. For this purpose, she visited Angola and other countries affected with land mines but her decision to visit Bosnia was a daring step as country was afflicted with war at that time.
Although she possessed a complex and intricate personality but her overall personal aura, her renowned and distinct style and her charitable works enabled her to win the status of a celebrity rather than a mere royalty. Her charitable work, especially to support the humanitarian services for the third world countries, is the most admirable characteristic of her personality. “Diana: Story of a Princess,” by Craig and Clayton offers a balanced view about Princes Diana.
It is not mere a eulogy and plain fact narration but it delves deep into the motives of Diana’s acts. It further provides the other side’s view for example the inconvenience that Charles experienced he entered in marriage with Diana. It further narrates her motivations to join charity services i. e. to get fame and to divert her from matrimonial worries. Overall, this book encompasses all the events and psychological turmoil of Diana’s being in an illustrative and lucid way. References Clayton, Tim. & Craig, Phil. Diana: Story of a Princess. Atria. 2003