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Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. Diana's activism and glamour made her an international icon and earned her an enduring popularity as well as an unprecedented public scrutiny, exacerbated by her tumultuous private life. Diana was born into the British nobility and grew up close to the royal family on their Sandringham estate; the youngest daughter of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Frances Shand Kydd, she was affected by their divorce in 1967. She did not distinguish herself academically, but was talented in music and sports. In 1978, she moved to London, where she took on various low-paying jobs. Diana came to prominence in 1981 upon her engagement to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, after a brief courtship, their wedding took place at St Paul's Cathedral in 1981 and made her Princess of Wales, a role in which she was enthusiastically received by the public.

The couple had two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. Diana's marriage to Charles, suffered due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs; the couple separated in 1992, soon after the breakdown of their relationship became public knowledge. The details of their marital difficulties became publicised, the marriage ended in divorce in 1996; as Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions across the Commonwealth realms. She was celebrated in the media for her unconventional approach to charity work, her patronages centered on children and youth but she became known for her involvement with AIDS patients and campaign for the removal of landmines. She raised awareness and advocated ways to help people affected with cancer and mental illness; as princess, Diana was noted for her shyness, but her charisma and friendliness endeared her to the public and helped her reputation survive the acrimonious collapse of her marriage.

Considered to be photogenic, she was a leader of fashion in the 1980s and 1990s. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 and subsequent televised funeral, her legacy has had a deep impact on British society. Diana Frances Spencer was born on 1 July 1961 at Park House, Norfolk, she was the fourth of five children of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, Frances Spencer, Viscountess Althorp. The Spencer family has been allied with the British royal family for several generations; the Spencers were hoping for a boy to carry on the family line, no name was chosen for a week, until they settled on Diana Frances, after her mother and after Lady Diana Spencer, a many-times-great-aunt, a prospective Princess of Wales. On 30 August 1961, Diana was baptised at Sandringham, she grew up with three siblings: Sarah and Charles. Her infant brother, died shortly after his birth one year before Diana was born; the desire for an heir added strain to the Spencers' marriage, Lady Althorp was sent to Harley Street clinics in London to determine the cause of the "problem".

The experience was described as "humiliating" by Diana's younger brother, Charles: "It was a dreadful time for my parents and the root of their divorce because I don't think they got over it." Diana grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate. The Spencers leased the house from its owner, Queen Elizabeth II; the royal family holidayed at the neighbouring Sandringham House, Diana played with the Queen's sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Diana was seven years old, her mother began a relationship with Peter Shand Kydd and married him in 1969. Diana lived with her mother in London during her parents' separation in 1967, but during that year's Christmas holidays, Lord Althorp refused to let Diana return to London with Lady Althorp. Shortly afterwards he won custody of Diana with support from Lady Fermoy. In 1976, Lord Althorp married Countess of Dartmouth. Diana's relationship with her stepmother was bad, she resented Raine, whom she called a "bully", on one occasion Diana "pushed her down the stairs".

She described her childhood as "very unhappy" and "very unstable, the whole thing". Diana became known as Lady Diana after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975, at which point her father moved the entire family from Park House to Althorp, the Spencer seat in Northamptonshire. Diana was home-schooled under the supervision of her governess, Gertrude Allen, she began her formal education at Silfield Private School in Gayton and moved to Riddlesworth Hall School, an all-girls boarding school near Thetford, when she was nine. She joined her sisters at West Heath Girls' School in Sevenoaks, Kent, in 1973, she did not shine academically. Her outstanding community spirit was recognised with an award from West Heath, she left West Heath. Her brother Charles recalls her as being quite shy up until that time, she showed a talent for music as an accomplished pianist. Diana excelled in swimming and diving, studied ballet and tap dance. After attending Institut Alpin Videmanette for one t

A Book of Human Language

A Book of Human Language is a studio album by American rapper Aceyalone. It was released on Project Blowed in 1998; the album was produced by Mumbles. Bill Cassel of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "Aceyalone wins major points for trying to tackle weighty topics like life, death and language." Brian Coleman of CMJ New Music Monthly called it "one of the most intelligent albums" of the year. Malik Singleton of Vibe described it as "an uninhibited exhibition of lyric artistry laid over jazzy breakbeats and rare groove loops". In 2015, Fact placed it at number 24 on its list of the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time". A Book of Human Language at Discogs

List of honours of the Monegasque Princely Family by country

This article serves as an index - as complete as possible - of all the honorific orders or similar decorations received by the Monegasque Princely Family, classified by continent, awarding country and recipient. Prince Albert II: Sovereign Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Saint Charles Sovereign Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown Sovereign Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Grimaldi Sovereign Knight Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit, 1st Class Princess Charlene: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Charles Prince Jacques, Hereditary Prince: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Grimaldi Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès: Grand Officer of the Order of Grimaldi Princess Caroline, Princess of Hanover: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint-Charles Knight Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit, 1st Class Princess Stéphanie, Countess of Polignac: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Grimaldi Chancellor Recipient of the Monaco Red Cross Medal Prince Albert II: Grand Cross of the Order of Stara Planina Prince Albert II: Grand Cross of the Grand Order of King Tomislav Prince Albert II: Knight Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit Commander of the Order of Academic Palms, 1st Class Princess Caroline, Princess of Hanover: Commander of the Order of Agricultural Merit, 1st Class Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, 1st Class Recipient of the Badge of the 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment Prince Albert II: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Prince Albert II: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus Prince Albert II: Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 3rd First Class Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Pro Merito Melitensi Prince Albert II: Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic Princess Charlene: Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Italy Prince Albert II: Knight of the Order of Saint Januarius Prince Albert II: Bailiff Knight Grand Cross with Collar of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George Prince Albert II: Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great Prince Albert II: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Danilo I Prince Albert II: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland Princess Charlene: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland Prince Albert II: Collar of the Order of the Star of Romania Prince Albert II: Grand Cross of the Order of Saint AgathaCollar of the Order of San Marino Prince Albert II: Grand Cross of the Order of the White Double Cross Prince Albert II: Recipient of the 50th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI GustafRecipient of the 70th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf Princess Caroline, Princess of Hanover: Recipient of the 50th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cross with Gold Star of the National Order Juan Mora Fernández Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Collar of the Order of the Liberator of the Slaves José Simeón Cañas Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cross of the Order of Vasco Núñez de Balboa Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Officer of the National Order of Burkina Faso Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cross of the National Order of Mali Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cross of the National Order of Niger Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Officer Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cordon of the Order of 7 November Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance Albert II, Prince of Monaco: Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit