Princess Diana 21 years on: How old would Diana have been if she was alive today? | Royal | News (Details)



Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997 in a car crash in Paris when she was 36-years-old. 

Diana first entered the public eye at the age of 20 when she married Prince Charles in 1981.

The young Diana Spencer was unaccustomed to the limelight, having been a teacher before her marriage. 

Despite this, the princess became a fashion icon, charity pioneer and was admired across the world. 

How old would Diana have been if she was alive today?

Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961, in Sandringham to parents John Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd. 

She would have celebrated her 57th birthday this year. 

Lady Diana was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry. 

In 1975, after her father became Earl Spencer, she became known as Lady Diana Spencer.

After marrying Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981 Diana began to undertake royal duties on behalf of the Queen.

She became renowned for her charitable work and was involved with dozens of charities. 

The princess also raised awareness for people afflicted with HIV/Aids, cancer and mental illness. 

Her marriage to Prince Charles ended in divorce in August 1996. 

During her marriage, she gave birth to Princes William and Harry who are second and sixth in line to the throne respectively. 

Her death in 1997 caused widespread devastation and mourning. 

Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were also killed in the crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris. 

Diana’s funeral was televised and watched by a staggering 32.10 million people, which was one of the UK’s highest viewing figures.

The funeral took place in Westminster Abbey on September 6, 1997. 

Lord Spencer said of his sister: “She proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic.”



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