Princess Diana in pictures: Amazing photos show Diana truly was the People’s Princess

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Princess Diana in pictures: Amazing photos show Diana truly was the People’s Princess

Princess Diana may have had her HRH title removed when she divorced Prince Charles but as she said herself she would rather be the “queen of the peoples’ hearts”. Here are pictures showing Diana truly was the people’s princess.

Diana cuddling a child during a visit to a hostel for abandoned children in Brazil (Image Getty Images)
Diana cuddling a child during a visit to a hostel for abandoned children in Brazil (Image Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales, as she was before divorcing Charles in 1996, is seen laughing and smiling with all she met during public appearances. She was natural and at ease with all she came in contact with.

Diana breathed new life into the royal institution with her interactions with members of the public and charitable work, supporting causes ranging from the protection of animals to issues surrounding children, the elderly, homelessness, and addiction.

One touching photograph shows an 18-month-old with a prosthetic arm giving a shy smile to Diana during the late princess’ visit to a rehabilitation centre.

A very down to earth moment captured Diana running in the mothers race on a school sports day in 1989. The late royal looked delighted when she came first in the sprint at Wetherby School where Prince William was a pupil.

The Princess of Wales’ humanitarian efforts left an impact on the world, changing many people’s lives for the better. And through her sons, Diana’s work still lives on.

The princess was a patron of several organisations, including the British Royal Cross and the Landmine Survivors Network, and was the president of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children from 1989 until her death.

An 18 month girl with an artificial arm has a shy smile for Diana (Image Getty Images)
An 18 month girl with an artificial arm has a shy smile for Diana (Image Getty Images)

She made headlines in the early Nineties for shaking hands with HIV patients, dispelling the stigma that HIV/AIDS could be passed on through touch.

Princess Diana dances with John Travolta at the White House (Image Getty Images)
Princess Diana dances with John Travolta at the White House (Image Getty Images)

Her efforts to raise awareness about banning land mines made the front page of newspapers around the world when photographs of her walking through an active minefield in Angola were published.

Diana visits patients at the Mother Teresa's Hospice in Calcutta (Image Getty Images)
Diana visits patients at the Mother Teresa’s Hospice in Calcutta (Image Getty Images)

When former Prime Minister Tony Blair referred to Lady Di as “The People’s Princess” after her death, he identified exactly what she was to so many.

Diana visits patients at the Mother Teresa's Hospice in Calcutta (Image Getty Images)
Diana visits patients at the Mother Teresa’s Hospice in Calcutta (Image Getty Images)

On Saturday, September 6, 1997, an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world tuned in to television and radio broadcasts of Diana’s funeral.

Lady Diana running in the mothers race on school sports day (Image Getty Images)
Lady Diana running in the mothers race on school sports day (Image Getty Images)

People felt they knew Diana and mourned her as a loved friend.

An 18 month girl with an artificial arm has a shy smile for Diana (Image Getty Images)
An 18 month girl with an artificial arm has a shy smile for Diana (Image Getty Images)

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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