Princess Diana

  • British royalty
  • Born July 1, 1961
  • Died August 31, 1997

Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Diana was born into the Spencer family, a family of British nobility, and she was the youngest daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Althorp. She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, and was educated in England and Switzerland.

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.

Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.

I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.

You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable.

Hugs can do great amounts of good - especially for children.

I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being queen of this country.

If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each.

HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.

I wear my heart on my sleeve.

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

I don't want expensive gifts; I don't want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.

I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.

So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.

Family is the most important thing in the world.

I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am.

I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.

I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.

Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.

Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons.

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?

Life is just a journey.

I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head.

I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head.

I don't even know how to use a parking meter, let alone a phone box.

I'm as thick as a plank.

It's vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It's what I try and do.

I'm aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me.

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.

The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.

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 to be.

There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?

People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.

Only do what your heart tells you.

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.