The Legacy Of 'The People's Princess'
Diana, Princess of Wales, was born into a noble British family on July 1, 1961. She became the Princess of Wales upon marrying Prince Charles in 1981, though the two would divorce in 1996. Before her untimely death in a car crash at the age of 36, she became hugely popular with the British public as 'the people's princess,' and brought awareness to several social causes through her charity work.
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Key Facts In This Video
Princess Diana became engaged to Prince Charles at age 19. (0:58)
Princess Diana had a reputation for being a nontraditional princess, which endeared her to the British public. (2:04)
On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana died in a car crash at age 36. (3:43)