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20 Royally Sweet Quotes from Princess Diana of Wales

Princess Diana was a beloved international icon. Even after her tragic death, Diana Frances Spencer continued to live on through her various charities and fundraisers. During her time as princess, she maintained a strong public image as a woman with tenacious convictions and a kind soul willing to help anyone she could. In honor of her anniversary today, here are 20 quotes by this beloved and real princess.




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1. 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.



2. Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.


3. I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head.


4. Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.


5. HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.


6. The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.


7. Life is just a journey.


8. Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.


9. People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.


10. The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.


11. I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.


12. You can’t comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable.


13. I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be.


14. I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.


15. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.


16. Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.


17. I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.


18. If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each.


19. I’m aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me.


20. It’s vital that the monarchy keeps in touch with the people. It’s what I try and do.





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Princess Diana wearing a crown

New Princess Diana Books Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Her Death

The 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death will be on August 31, and will be accompanied by new books commemorating her life. Though having divorced Prince Charles in 1996, Princess Diana continued to capture the public’s attention until her tragic death.


Much has been written about her life, but publishers have more to share. Here are some of the new books and reissues coming out.


“Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs” from National Geographic, foreword by Tina Brown (Aug. 1)


Cover of Remembering Diana

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Former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair and friend of Princess Diana, Tina Brown provides the foreword to this picture book. Over 100 photographs celebrate the princess’s life, from her childhood to her later years, rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Elton John.


“Diana: I’m Going to be Me” by Phil Dampier


Cover of Diana: Going to be Me, which is a head shot of Princess Diana

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Dampier’s account of Princess Diana covers her young years up to her marriage with Prince Charles. Though it covers her rough relationship with the royal family, the book also highlights Diana’s charitable, empathetic side. This book’s on shelves now.


“Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life” by Sally Bedell Smith


Cover of "Prince Charles," which is a head shot of Prince Charles.

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New York Times bestseller Sally Bedell Smith (author of “Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch”) pens this biography of Prince Charles, which uncovers new details about Charles and Diana’s marriage troubles. Among the new information: when Prince Charles prayed at night, Princess Diana would continue what they were arguing about and proceed to smack him! This is also on shelves now.


“Diana: Her True Story–in Her Own Words” by Andrew Morton


Cover of "Diana," featuring Diana sitting down.

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25 years since its initial release, this revised version of “Diana” from Simon & Schuster includes new revelations about Princess Diana’s life, courtesy of biographer Andrew Morton. When it was originally released, the book changed how the public viewed the British royal family–never before having heard this level of detail from an insider. Morton’s promised new info will certainly be interesting to hear.


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