Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer.
After her marriage to Prince Charles Diana revieved the title Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales. But after her divorce from Charles Diana lost the Royal Highness and became Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana became more then a public icon around the world with millions focused upon her every move in life. The princess was most noted for her charity work and public stance against land mines. Diana was the most photographed person in the world.
In January 1997, Princess Diana toured Angola while she was serving as an International Red Cross VIP volunteer. Diana toured the de-mining projects being run by the HALO Trust and visited landmine survivors in hospitals. Photos of Diana walking though a minefield wearing a ballistic helmet and flak jacket were beamed around the world. Then later that year Diana visited Bosnia with the Landmine Survivors Network. Her visits and opposition to landmines drew worldwide public attention to the cause and brought nations involved in the production of landmines to sign the Ottawa Treaty in 1997 creating an international ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines. However, to this day some nations have still not signed the treaty.
Perhaps the most inspiring work of the Princess Diana was in 1987 when she became the first high-profile person to be photographed knowingly touching a person with the HIV virus.
The life of Princess Dianaeen one of controversy and so it also was in her death. It seemed as though the whole world stood still when news of her death became public.