Glamorous Life of Princess Diana

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Cindy GarciaGarcia 1
Carl Mason
18 May 2011
The “Glamorous” Life of Princess Diana
For my biography final paper, I chose to write about Princess Diana. She is someone who stood out to me and someone who accomplished so much in such a short life. She displayed genuine care to the public, the children, the injured, and the handicapped. Princess Diana is the princess of Wales, yet we hear so much about her here in America because she is of great importance. She stood out to me mostly because she is a princess who displays great poise, decorum, and perfection but there was so much chaos and imperfection during her short life. Nobody is perfect, especially the Princess of Wales. “Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be,” says Princess Diana. Her hectic life and all of her accomplishments is what interested me to write this paper on her.

Princess Diana was born as Diana Frances Spencer on July 1, 1961. She was born in Norfolk, England. She was the second youngest child. She had two elder sisters and a younger brother. Her childhood was simple and pleasant. She grew up around royal families and was associated with them. She had a lot of privileges during her childhood because her father, John Spencer, was a royal equerry for both King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. Her mother was a daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy. When Diana’s paternal grandfather died, her father became the eighth Earl Spencer, giving Diana the title of “Lady.” When Diana’s parents were married in 1954 at the Westminster Abbey, the queen was a chief guest. Her parents’ marriage was a big social event during 1954, but the split up when Diana was only about six years old. They

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divorced two years after the split. The split of her parents was something tragic during her childhood. After the split, Diana and her siblings had to go through an intense custody dispute, resulting in her father winning custody over her and her siblings. Her...
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