Diana, Princess of Wales — Though 20 Years Gone, England’s Rose Remains Our People’s Princess

Diana, Princess of Wales
1 July 1961 to 31 August 1997

Those of us old enough to know, all know. As clearly as we recall our wedding day or the birth of our first child, we recall exactly where we were and just what we were doing when we heard the horrible news — you know, that news. Diana, Princess of Wales, was dead. Just like that she was killed — murdered we all concluded — in a Paris tunnel, chased by the paparazzi in a car driven by a drunk man. The truth stung, deep.

Twenty years later, Diana, Princess of Wales, mother of two Princes — one the future King of England, fashion icon, philanthropist, staunch advocate of the downtrodden, open book, and public servant, remains our People’s Princess. As the world commemorates the memory of Diana today, let us all commit to celebrating her legacy by following her example.

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Dance like no one is watching…

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Be kind…

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Respect your elders and learn from their life lessons…

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Be brave…

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Have fun…

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Lead by example… 

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Serve others…

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Dare to be different…

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Be honest…

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Celebrate diversity…

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Love your children and be sure they know it… 

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Make a difference…

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And pass it on.

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Rest in peace, Diana, Princess of Wales

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Beth von Staats

is the owner and administrator of QueenAnneBoleyn.com. The author of "Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell", Beth specializes in writing magazine articles, online historical articles, short stories, and flash fiction.

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