Princess Diana

Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales (1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. During her marriage, Diana bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, and Countess of Chester. Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997 and subsequent televised funeral. 

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

Life is just a journey.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Family is the most important thing in the world.

Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm as thick as a plank.

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

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

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

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.

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.

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.

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

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

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

I wear my heart on my sleeve.

Only do what your heart tells you.

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

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

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

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

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

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