Diana Frances Spencer was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk.

On 30 August 1961, Diana was baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham.

Lady Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, the Queen's eldest son and heir apparent, when she was 16 in November 1977.

The Prince proposed on 6 February 1981, and Lady Diana accepted, but their engagement was kept secret for the next few weeks.

Their engagement became official on 24 February 1981.

Twenty-year-old Diana became Princess of Wales when she married the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral, which offered more seating than Westminster Abbey, a church that was generally used for royal nuptials. The couple had residences at Kensington Palace and Highgrove House, near Tetbury.

On 21 June 1982, the Princess gave birth to the couple's first son, Prince William.

A second son, Prince Harry, was born on 15 September 1984.

The divorce was finalised on 28 August 1996.

On 31 August 1997, Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris while the driver was fleeing the paparazzi.

Diana's funeral took place in Westminster Abbey on 6 September.