Princess Diana dies in car crash, August 1997. Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances - née Spencer; July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on July 29, 1981. She was 36-years-old when she died.
Princess Diana combined the appeal of a Royal princess with her humanitarian charity work. Although her marriage to Prince Charles was overshadowed by affairs on both sides, her popularity remained undimmed as many were inspired by her natural sympathy with the poor and mistreated.
Everything You Need to Know About Princess Diana: Lady Diana Spencer smiles at the annual United Cerebral Palsy Awards gala December 1995 in New York City. Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales, received the UCP Humanitarian Award at the fundraising evening.
Day Diana, princess of Wales one of the foremost celebrities of her day. Diana used her celebrity status to promote charitable work, such as working to reduce the stigma attached to AIDS and becoming involved in efforts to ban land mines.