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Born Diana Frances Spencer on July 1, 1961, the longer term royal grew up in a noble household on the Sandringham property in Norfolk.
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Diana lived a really quiet life till her mother and father’ bitter 1969 divorce made tabloid headlines, the Washington Publish reported. Right here, the 9-yr-previous enjoys a recreation of croquet whereas on trip in West Sussex.
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As a scholar, Diana attended first a prep faculty after which a boarding faculty. She notably excelled at piano and ballet, and acquired a particular award for group service, based on the Royal Family web site.
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The teenager (with some very ’70s denim!) stored a pet pony named “Scuffle.” By 1975, she would grow to be Woman Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer.
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Proper across the time she attended a Swiss ending faculty, Diana served as a bridesmaid at her sister Woman Jane Spencer’s London wedding ceremony. At this level she had already met Prince Charles—when he was courting her different sister, Woman Sarah.
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In 1980, the inheritor obvious began taking a critical curiosity within the 19-yr-previous as a possible bride. Diana was dwelling in London at this level, intermittently working as a dance teacher, nanny, and nursery assistant. Right here she is at her job with Younger England Kindergarten faculty in Pimlico.
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The press caught wind of their budding relationship by the autumn of that yr. When this image was taken in September, “Shy Di” had allegedly “gently reversed her automotive right into a tree, while making an attempt to drive and defend her face from the photographer on the similar time.”
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By November, Diana acquired an invite to the Queen’s personal home at Sandringham, sparking additional engagement rumors. Right here she is leaving her London condo the week earlier than.
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Photographed outdoors of her flat in December, Woman Diana Spencer was about to develop into the primary Englishwoman in centuries to marry an inheritor obvious and the primary one amongst of royal historical past to have a paying job earlier than the engagement.
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With a marriage set for July, Woman Diana…