In the words of People’s Princess,
” I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.”
Princess Diana, the epitome of beauty and a beautiful soul,was the reflection of pure generosity. She was the Princess of Wales and the first wife of Prince Charles. Her purity reflected in her noble deeds andher charm made her the People’s Princess. She believed that nothing is more powerful than love and compassion in this world. She was a free spirited soul andcontinue to inspirewomen all across the globe, even after 21 years to her unfortunate death.Undoubtedly, she still remains to be the most giving souls ever born blessedwith compassionate hands.
1) THE FAIRYTALE WEDDING
It was a fairytale moment for Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles on 29th July, 1981. It was likelive fantasy when she took the wedding oaths at St. Paul’s Cathedral with an audience of over 700 million aroundthe world watching her. Her charisma, even today, is irreplaceable.
2) WHEN SHE FELT LIKE A MOTHER
It was on June 21,1982 when she gave birth to Prince William, surviving the bruising fall downstairs. Her first appearance with the baby in her arms melted hearts all over the globe. Later in 1984, she gave birth to Prince Harry and grew up stronger as a mother. She made it a point to spend quality time with her children and took them to school personally, a rare thing for a royal woman to do.
3) THE AUCTION OF ROYAL DRESSES
Princess Diana auctioned 79 of her royal dresses raising $5.76 million,irrespective of the royal rules. Thisauction served asthe charities for AIDS and Breast Cancer.
4) HER CONTRIBUTION TO AIDS/HIV
She had immensely contributed to the treatment of AIDS/HIV patients. In order to spread awareness, she became the first lady to have photographed herself touching AIDS/HIV patients. Her compassion became a medium for how people were disconnected from the stigma associated with the disease.
5) THE LEPROSY MISSION
Diana had huge affection for children suffering from this disease. Her kindness was visible in her constant appearances with these children, making her a patron of this mission. The mission aimed at providing medicine and treatment to children afflicted with leprosy.
6) THE ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL
This organization aimed at treating childhood cancers and was a National Health Service Trust. Diana, due to her inclination towards spreading love, was a patron of this mission. She was often seen enjoying and playing with the youngest of cancer patients, giving them the best gift for life : gentleness and smiles.
7) THE GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
This hospital was considered as a miracle home by parents of children suffering from complicated diseases. Diana became a patron of this hospital. She personally reached out to children with complicated disorders and monitored their treatment.
Princess Diana desired to be remembered as the Queen of People’s heart and her legacy indeed fulfilled this desire. She might have been a part of the royal family but she always remained an innocent, simple woman caring for people who lack affection in their lives. She had the courage to reach out to people suffering with any form of disease or depression. She quoted,
“Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
She proved that real beauty and love lies within the soul of a person.