Diana, Princess of Wales 25 Years Gone

Princess Diana and her sons

Diana, Princess of Wales 25 years later

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Diana, Princess of Wales — direct descendant of Mary Boleyn Stafford, sister of Queen Anne Boleyn — tragically died 25 years ago today.

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 — murdered in a Paris tunnel, chased by the paparazzi in a car driven by a drunk man.

Twenty five years later, Diana, Princess of Wales, mother of two Dukes — 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.

Dance like no one is watching…

Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta
Remember when Princess Diana danced with John Travolta at the White House?

 

Meghan and Harry Give Uplifting Speeches and Dance in Cape Town original from Vanity Fair

 

Be kind…

Princess DIana holding baby
How Diana changed the world by standing up for people with Aids

 

Prince Harry in Cape Town with child
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle on 10-Day South African Royal Tour In Cape Town

Respect your elders and learn from their life lessons…

Princess Diana with Mother Teresa
Princes DIana, “I’ve found my life’s direction’ letters reveal how Mother Teresa helped lead Princess to her humanitarian calling

 

Be brave…

Princess Diana's Landmines Walk
The History of Princess Diana’s Landmines Walk

 

Have fun…

Princess Diana Riding A Log Flume with her boys
Princess Diana Riding A Log Flume with her boys

 

Lead by example… 

 

Serve others…

 

 

Dare to be different…

 

Celebrate diversity…

 

Love your children and be sure they know it… 

 

Make a difference… and pass it on!

 

Rest in peace, Diana, Princess of Wales

1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997

Beth von Staats

is the owner and administrator of QueenAnneBoleyn.com. Blogger of "The Tudor Thomases", Beth specializes in writing magazine articles, online historical articles, short stories, and flash fiction.