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The World’s Role Model: Diana, The People’s Princess

Updated on August 28, 2009

The World’s Role Model: Diana, The People’s Princess

 I would love to call her a princess because to the world she was the “the people’s princess.” Although her and Prince Charles divorced in 1996, her title “Princess of Wales” was stripped. To me, she is the “Princess of Compassion.” I feel Princess Diana is a role model to the world, not only known for her charity work, but for the life obstacles that some of us can relate to. When I heard of her death on August 31st, 1996, I thought it was a joke. You always read those phony tabloids about her almost every single day. I just couldn’t believe that she was gone from this world. I finally learned the truth when I watched the news that night and learned of her death. It was very devastating to me because it seems the “good die young.” She was killed in a car crash in Paris, France along with her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and her driver, Henri Paul. Dodi Fayed’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, was the only survivor. Princess Diana’s driver, Henri Paul, was ruled responsible for the accident by speed driving from the paparazzi while being intoxicated. It has also been said that the Duke of Edinburgh was responsible for having her killed, but he states that there is “no shred of evidence.” From what I have heard and read from my resources, the Duke of Edinburgh wanted her killed because she was dating someone of the “Muslim” religion, and since she “was” a member of the royal family, it was a no-no. Now, I am not saying that is true. It has also been said that she wrote a letter claiming fear for her safety that Prince Charles was going to have someone tamper with the breaks of her car and cause an accident, but no such letter was written. What disturbed me the most was how certain members of the royal family reacted, such as Queen Elizabeth II. It took her at least a week to a few days to publicly announce her sympathies regarding Princess Diana’s death.

I remember watching her funeral, as it was broadcasted on television. I literally cried my eyes out. It was a very sad day. I remember Elton John singing “Candle In The Wind,” and that is when I broke down. I remember the funeral car driving down London as a bunch of mourners whaled in tears. That, too, also broke my heart. Not only that, but I felt the most sorry for her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. I admire how strong they reacted to her funeral, but deep down, I can tell it was tearing them up. It made me feel bad for them because I knew how much they loved their “mum.”

Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981. She was always known as the “shy” type. She was a kindergarten teacher when she reacquainted with Prince Charles. She was young, beautiful, innocent, and also met the requirements of a perfect princess. I was at least 4 to 5 years old, but I do have small recollections of their wedding being broadcasted on television.

Her life was rich yet full of obstacles. Her marriage to Prince Charles ended up a disaster. Both of them were known for infidelity in their marriages. It has also been told that Prince Charles was mentally abusive to her, always making her feel low. I do feel that he was the cause of her bulimia and depression. Also, it has been told that he was well known for the affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, at the time, and they later married. I can relate to how Princess Diana felt because I, too, have also been mentally abused, battled anorexia at a young age, and I battle a mental illness. I believe that Prince Charles did mentally abuse her, and I also believe that she tried what she could to get that man to love her.

She is a role model to the world because of her charity work in the AIDS research and the landmine incidents. She also helped the homeless and others in despair. When someone needed a hand, she reached out. She didn’t want to be treated like a member of the royal family; she wanted to be treated like a person to any commoner that crossed her path. Sure, we know her as “The People’s Princess,” or “Queen of Hearts.” I think the name fitted her in life, as well as it does in death.

I also blogged this quote that I feel is the truth and made me admire her even more.

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. “ - Princess Diana


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      Sangamithra 13 months ago

      I like her and love her such a wonderful person ,

      It was very devastating to me because it seems the “good die young.”

      this is a fact...

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      poop 6 years ago

      Right less for more information

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      washup. 6 years ago

      gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. ;*

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      celeste 6 years ago

      love this

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      Georgia 6 years ago

      thank,you for writing this i now got and A* in my english!

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      jacinta 6 years ago

      i love her and i admire when i m childhood and until i m now.i love her..