The A to Z of Princess Diana from charity work to turbulent marriage to Charles

The Princess of Wales would have turned 60 yesterday and a statue has been unveiled to remember her.

She is remembered for her charitable nature and the impact she had on the British people before and after her divorce from Prince Charles.

But how many Diana facts do you know? Here's an A – Z guide to Princess Diana's life and achievements.

A…is for ANGOLA: The Princess of Wales led the landmine issue in Angola, Africa, to international prominence when she walked through one of HALO's live minefields. Shortly after her visit, the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty was signed, calling for all countries to rid the world of landmines.

B…is for BASHIR: A six-month investigation proved that BBC journalist, Martin Bashir used fake documents and false pretences to score the bombshell interview with Diana in 1995. He has since apologised.

C…is for CHARLES: In 1981, Diana and Prince Charles married at St Paul's Cathedral, making her the Princess of Wales. They went on to have two children together but separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996 as Charle's affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles became public knowledge.

D…is for "DEAREST PA": The Princess would often write to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh – in which, she would refer to him as her "Dearest Pa."

E…is for ELTON JOHN: Elton John, a good friend of Di, adapted the moving song Candle In The Wind, for the princess after her death. The song was originally written for Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) but the singer changed the lyrics and has only ever performed it live, which was at Diana's funeral. He instead sings the Monroe version at concerts.

F…is for FASHION ICON: The Princess was regarded as a fashion icon for her memorable looks – whether they are evening dresses or just casual day wear. Style magazines such as Harper's Bazaar claims Diana was "arguably the greatest fashion icon of the 20th century."

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G…is for GOLDSMITHS HALL: A soon-to-be Princess, Lady Diana Spencer attended a fundraising Concert at the Goldsmiths Hall in London in 1981. This was her first official engagement since the couple announced their engagement.

H…is for HARRY: Her son Prince Harry was born on September 15, 1984. His birth name was Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor.

I…is for INQUEST: The inquest into Diana's death on August 31, 1997, the crash was caused by her driver's intoxication, reckless driving, speeding (65 mph), and effects of prescription drugs. But that hasn't put conspiracy theories to rest…

J…is for JAMES HEWITT: James Lifford Hewitt is a British former cavalry officer in the British Army from Kinglassie in Fife. He came to public attention in the mid-1990s after he disclosed a marital affair with Diana.

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K…is for KENSINGTON PALACE: Prince Charles and Princess Diana moved into Kensington Palace after their wedding – she was able to keep apartments 8 and 9 in the palace after the divorce.

L…is for LONDON CITY BALLET: London City Ballet was founded in 1978. Diana, Princess of Wales was a patron from 1983 to 1996.

M…is for MEMORIAL:Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled a memorial statue of the Princess of Wales in Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021.

N…is for NURSERY ASSISTANT: Before marriage, Diana worked as a nursery teacher's assistant at the Young England School in Pimlico.

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O…is for O-LEVELS: Diana didn't perform well academically – she failed her O-Levels twice.

P…is for PEOPLE'S PRINCESS: Diana was loved across the globe and was referred to as the 'People's Princess' by Tony Blair on the day of her death. In his speech, he said: "They liked her, they loved her, they regarded her as one of the people. She was the People's Princess and that is how she will stay, how she will remain in our hearts and our memories forever."

Q… is for "QUEEN OF PEOPLE'S HEARTS": During the famous Bashir interview, Diana said: “I'd like to be a queen of people's hearts, in people's hearts. But I don't see myself being the queen of this country."

R…is for REVENGE DRESS: The "Revenge dress" was worn for the first time at a 1994 dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. It was interpreted as having been worn "in revenge" for the televised admission of adultery by her husband.

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S…is for SPENCER: Diana was the daughter of Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer.

T…is for TRAVOLTA DRESS: The "Travolta dress" was worn for the first time at a gala dinner at the White House in November 1985 and was named after her dance with American actor, John Travolta, that evening.

U…is for UNION JACK: The Union Jack was flown at half-mast above Buckingham Palace following her death – changing royal tradition.

V…is for VOWS: In Diana's vows to Prince Charles, she did not say the traditional line that she will "obey him."

W…is for WILLIAM: Her eldest son, Prince William was born on June 21, 1982. His birth name is William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten Windsor.

X…is for XJ-S V12: The Princess' car was a 1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12. It was traditionally a two-seater car but it was specially modified to have rear seats for her sons.

Y…is for YACHT: In Diana's final summer, she was on a cruise of the Mediterranean on Dodi's luxury yacht. They travelled from the South of France to Sardinia before flying to Paris on Saturday, August 30.

Z…is for ZIMBABWE: Princess Diana's first solo visit to Africa was a four-day “working visit” to Zimbabwe in 1993 in support of her charities.

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