July 1, 1961

Lady Diana Frances Spencer born in Norfolk, England, the daughter of the 8th Earl of Spencer


Attended private schools in England; finishing school in Switzerland

Moved to London to work as a kindergarten teacher

July 29, 1981
Married Prince Charles in St. Paul's Cathedral, London

    June 21, 1982
    First son, Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis, is born

    Sept. 15, 1984 
    Second son, Prince Henry (Harry) Charles Albert David, is born


First press reports of marriage difficulties


Charles renews his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles

June 15, 1992

"Diana - Her True Story" is published; reveals Charles' longtime affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, a married woman; this drives Diana to injure herself and attempt suicide

Aug. 25, 1992

Publication of phone call between Diana and man who calls her "Squidgy"

Dec. 9, 1992

Prime Minister John Major announces formal separation

Jan. 12, 1993

Publication of intimate phone conversation between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles that took place December 1989

June 29, 1994

Charles admits he committed adultery with Camilla Parker Bowles

Oct. 3, 1994

"Princess in Love" is published; tells of Diana's 5-year affair with James Hewitt, her riding instructor

Dec. 20, 1995

Diana admits she committed adultery with James Jewitt; Queen Elizabeth urges Charles to divorce

Aug. 28, 1996

Divorce becomes final; Diana accepts $26.5 million settlement; loses title "Her Royal Highness"

Aug. 31, 1997

Killed in Paris car accident

Saturday, Aug. 30: Afternoon
Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed arrive in Paris. Fayed was Diana's love interest.
Sunday, Aug. 31: Soon after midnight 
Diana and Fayed leave the Hotel Ritz after dinner in a black Mercedes-Benz sedan. the hotel is owned by Fayed's family. They were on their way to a private villa in western Paris, also owned by Fayed's family. Commercial photographers, or paparazzi, pursue the couple on motorcycles.

Sunday, Aug. 31: 12:35 to 12:40 a.m.
Trying to elude paparazzi, Mercedes speeds into Pont de l'Alma tunnel, traveling faster than 60 mph; the speed limit is 30 mph. Chauffeur reportedly loses control of Mercedes. It hits a curb, slams into a concrete post in the center divider, bounces into the right wall. Fayed and driver are killed instantly, Diana and her bodyguard are severely injured. Sources guess that Diana, 36, and Fayed, 42, were not wearing seat belts.
Sunday, Aug. 31: 12:45 a.m.

Emergency personnel arrive. Ambulance workers revive Diana.

Sunday, Aug. 31: 2 a.m.

Ambulance arrives at Salpetriere Hospital, four miles away. Diana's heart stops due to massive blood loss in her chest. Doctors perform surgery and heart massage.

Sunday, Aug. 31: 4 a.m.

Diana dies from cardiac arrest at the Salpetriere Hospital.

Princess Diana, 36, died of cardiac arrest from internal bleeding at 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

Princess Diana letter: 'Charles plans to kill me' and more news...

When Diana arrived at the Salpetriere Hospital in Paris, four miles from the accident site, she was bleeding profusely in the chest area.
Doctors opened her chest cavity and found that her left pulmonary vein was wounded. This vein carries blood from the lungs to the heart. Doctors closed the wound, then applied heart massage -- external, then internal -- for two hours.

Standard cardipulmonary resuscitation -- or CPR -- can pump about 10 percent of the usual amount of blood. Opening the chest cavity is a last-resort measure. Directly massaging the heart can force blood to circulate again, achieving almost normal circulation. This procedure is considered extreme and is performed on healthy, young victims of bad car crashes. The procedure failed. Diana never regained consciousness after the crash
Prince Charles marry Camilla Parker


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