The Princess of Wales arrives at the German Embassy in London on Thursday, July 3, 1986, for the banquet given by the President of the Federal Republic of West Germany, Dr. Richard von Weizsaecker, in honor of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
Diana was born in the late afternoon on July 1, 1961, in Sandringham, Norfolk.] She was the fourth of five children of the Viscount and Viscountess Althorp (née Frances Roche, later Shand Kydd). The Spencer family was hoping for a male heir to carry on the Spencer title (their third child, a boy, died soon after birth). The Spencer family is one of Great Britain's oldest and most important families, closely allied with the royal family for several generations.