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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Spécial QSL cards Tribute to Lady Diana, Princess of Wales



Thx to F4ICZ QSL designer

Diana Frances Spencer, née le à Sandringham (comté de Norfolk) et morte le à Paris, est une aristocrate britannique, épouse de Charles, prince de Galles, du au , date de leur divorce.
De ses fiançailles avec le prince de Galles à sa mort dans un accident de voiture à Paris en 1997, Diana fut l'une des femmes les plus célèbres du monde de la fin du XXe siècle. Sa détresse émotionnelle pendant les années 1980 et les années 1990 inspira nombre de biographies, de photos, d'articles de journaux et de films de télévision. Elle fut également une figure emblématique mondiale de la charité, elle créa nombre d'associations pour défendre des causes telles que la lutte contre le sida ou encore l'éradication des mines antipersonnel.
Dès son mariage et jusqu'à son divorce, sa titulature était : Son Altesse royale la princesse de Galles et comtesse de Chester, duchesse de Cornouailles, duchesse de Rothesay, comtesse de Carrick, baronne de Renfrew, Dame des Îles, princesse d'Écosse ; mais elle avait comme titre officiel Son Altesse royale la princesse de Galles. Après son divorce en 1996, la reine lui accorde le titre de courtoisie « princesse de Galles » sans prédicat. Elle est cependant plus connue en France sous l'appellation Lady Diana et plus encore sous le diminutif Lady Di ; la presse l'appelait également princesse Diana, bien que cela fût incorrect, puisque ce titre est réservé aux princesses de sang.

Coat of Arms of Diana, as Princess of Wales from 1981 to 1996


Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.
Diana was born into the Spencer family, a family of British nobility with royal ancestry and was the fourth child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Roche. She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, and was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975—after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer—she became known as Lady Diana Spencer. She came to prominence in February 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced to the world.
Diana's wedding to the Prince of Wales took place at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981 and reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. During her marriage, Diana was Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, and Countess of Chester. The marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas. She was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was involved with dozens of charities including London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989.
Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel on 31 August 1997 and subsequent televised funeral