Princess Diana would have been 55 Friday

Photos, facts about the late princess

Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, with their sons, Prince William, (r), and Prince Harry, at Kensington Palace in London, England. Oct. 6, 1984. Photo courtesy AP Images.

Princess Diana would have turned 55 years old Friday; she was born on July 1, 1961.

Diana, who was just 36 when she died, left a legacy of humanitarian work and was known as the “people’s princess.”

Facts about Diana:

  • She supported more than 100 charities.
  • Her July 1981 wedding to Prince Charles was watched by 750 million people worldwide.
  • Diana’s sister Lady Sarah Spencer dated Prince Charles first.
  • The train on Diana’s wedding dress was 25 feet long, the longest in royal history.
  • Diana raised $5.7 million for AIDS and breast cancer charities by auctioning off some of her dresses.
  • Her favorite color was pink.


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