Biography: Diana - The True Story

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This edition of Biography, the long running documentary series from A&E, explores the life of former Princess of Wales Diana Spencer She came to prominence as the wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. She became Lady Diana Spencer when her father succeeded to the earldom in 1975, and worked as a kindergarten teacher before marrying the Prince of Wales to great popular acclaim in 1981. They had two sons, Prince William (Arthur Philip Louis) and Prince Henry (Charles Albert David), known as Prince Harry. Diana suffered under the persistent eye of the tabloid media, especially when she and Charles began to drift apart. Neverthless, in the years following her marriage, she blossomed into one of the most glamorous women in the world while actively and effectively pursuing social and international causes. She campaigned for AIDS research and the abolition of land mines and was president of Relate and several other important charities. She also worked with the homeless, leprosy victims, abused children, and strongly supported the Red Cross. After years in the public eye, the royal couple were legally separated in 1992, and divorced in 1996. In 1997, the world mourned when she and her companion Dodi Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.

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Britain, career-retrospective, life-story, princess, Wales