Diana – The People’s Princess – Our Review And Giveaway

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Even though it is over 20 years since her sudden and tragic death on 31st August 1997, Princess Diana still continues to inspire and captivate people all around the world. ‘Diana – The People’s Princess’, is a new book that celebrates her life and legacy through a wealth of gorgeous photographs. From her days as Lady Di to her last days in Paris, this book is a poignant tribute to an unforgettable icon.

See our review. And read on to find out how you can win a copy of this amazing book for yourself!

#AD – gifted – We received  “Diana – The People’s Princess”  from Welbeck Publishing to review – but all opinions are our own.

 

Diana – The People’s Princess – Our Review And Giveaway

 

Diana - The People's Princess, is a new book that celebrates her life and legacy through a wealth of gorgeous photographs. From her days as Lady Di to her last days in Paris, this book is a poignant tribute to an unforgettable icon. Celebrate her life in photographs. Here is our review of this book dedicated to her life. From Lady Di to the Queen of Hearts.

 

The book is not so much of an biography as a photograph album. As well as over 250 photographs, from her childhood days to the Royal Wedding, there are accounts of most of her major life events.

Amongst the book’s pages you will find some instantly recognisable photographs. Such as when Charles and Diana got engaged. But there are also photographs from less happy times. Such as the instantly recognisable shot of a solitary Princess Diana sitting in front of the Taj Mahal.

A Life In Pictures

 

The Taj Mahal

 

‘Diana – The People’s Princess’ is split into 7 chapters. 

The first chapter describes her early life, with the sad divorce of her parents and her school life. It ends with her first meetings with Prince Charles, and how they sought to try and keep their relationship a secret from the press. In a serious and perhaps sad parallel to current royal events, Lady Diana mother actually wrote to The Times newspaper asking them to stop hounding her daughter once the affair became known.

The second chapter discusses her early days with Charles, their engagement and wedding. Here are photographs of happy days. But the chapter also discusses how things went wrong. And ends with their divorce.

The third chapter is devoted to Diana’s love of her boys. The fourth to her charity work. And the fifth chapter is all about her celebrity friendships.

Ultimately, the sixth chapter focuses on that day in August 1997. When the whole world was shaken by the news that Diana had died. In that fateful Paris tunnel after a frantic paparazzi chase. Her death, and the immense outpouring of public mourning was unprecedented then, and has never been matched since.

Flowers left after her death

And finally, the last chapter discusses the legacy of the Princess. Undoubtedly, even though 20 years has passed since her death she still commands such bright memories. And without a doubt she lives on in her sons.

The Author

Nicholas Owen was ITN’s Royal Correspondent from 1994 to 2000. Consequently, he played a major role in the reporting of her death and aftermath. He also served as one of the news anchors of her funeral.

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The lovely people at Welbeck Publishing have offered one of my readers the chance to win one of these amazing books of Diana’s life featured above! To be in with a chance to win, enter using the form below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I received this book for the purposes of this review. But all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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38 Replies to “Diana – The People’s Princess – Our Review And Giveaway”

  1. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Her wedding frock – her dress was spectacular

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    1. Sharon Hirst says:

      I loved her wedding, was the most spectacular thing I’d ever seen

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  2. Tracy Nixon says:

    When I was at primary school, Princess Diana came to visit (can’t remember what!) but our school went on a coach to wave her by! I remember taking a hand made Union Jack flag to wave as she walked past!

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  3. Carole Nott says:

    She was always a fashion trendsetter and it was good to see her outfits

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  4. Kim M says:

    Just how loving she was, so compassionate and caring x

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  5. Chris Andrews says:

    What is your favourite memory of Princess Diana? . . . holding the hand of an AIDS patient

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  6. fiona waterworth says:

    The day she married charles, she was stunning and I remember how quiet outside became as everyone was watching the telly

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  7. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    I was very young when Diana married Charles but I remember being home from school and watching it on tv. I remember her having William and Harry, divorcing Charles and, seemingly becoming free & happy. I remember where I was when I heard she had died; I had driven through that tunnel at 100 miles an hour just a few months before the accident, but I came out the other side alive. She will always be missed.

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  8. Jo Jones says:

    My favourite was when she had the confidence to dance with Wayne Sleep and wowed the audience.

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  9. debbie gilbert says:

    Definitely her wedding day when anything was possible

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  10. Laura Pritchard says:

    I don’t really have one as I was quite young when she died, but I did love seeing her fashion!

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  11. justine meyer says:

    When her children were running to her for hugs on the ship

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    1. Darren Bourne says:

      Any time seeing her with her children, the love and fun she had.

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  12. Eileen Hindley says:

    Her charity work helping people with illness and the not so well off

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  13. Sarah Alexander says:

    She was a woman who went out of her way to care for other people. This was demonstrated when the world came together for her funeral

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  14. Natalie Crossan says:

    When she walked past a photographer who commented, “I like you hair” and she gave it a cheeky nod. She was always funny like that.

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  15. Christopher Read says:

    I remember the footage of her enjoying the log flume at Thorpe Park with her sons 🙂

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  16. Patricia Barrett says:

    The spectacular Royal Wedding is my favourite moment.

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  17. Leslie Evans says:

    My Family never Hugged each other, she taught us to Hug. That is a memory of Diana which is uppermost in my mind.

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  18. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    I always remember her visiting where the landmines are and thinking how brave she was x

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  19. Nadia Stanbridge says:

    When I visited her childhood home Althorp House in Northamptonshire and saw the exhibition about her life, including her famous wedding dress and other fashion items. Seeing the temple of Diana there was another highlight. I never saw her in real life, but from the moment her engagement was announced when I was at university (a moment I remember vividly) I followed her with massive interest.

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  20. CAROL PATRICK says:

    How Princess Diana blossomed from ‘shy Di’ to become the world’s most photographed and beautiful woman.

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