Thursday, August 31, 2017

20 Years without Diana, Princess of Wales


On 31st August 1997, the world lost one of the greatest human-beings, Diana, the Princess of Wales. She inspired millions including me. Personally, I love her, I love everything about her. She has been always my inspiration. So, today I thought I'd post about her fashion moments [I'd love to clear one thing, all the pictures and captions are from Princess.Diana.Forever, it's an Instagram account ran by Noura Al Obeidli. It's an amazing account, so please follow it] And some of her quotes plus her humanitarian work. So, let's get started:










Fashion Moments




01 April 1987: Princess Diana attends a passing out parade at Sandhurst, wearing a military style suit designed by Catherine Walker and a hat by Graham Smith.

















02 May 1995: The Colonel-in-Chief Princess gives a speech during a visit to The Regiment Howe Barracks in Canterbury, Kent, to present new colours to second Battalion of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, a British unit founded in 1992 and affectionately dubbed as "Di's Guys". She wore a pink suit and pillbox hat designed by Versace. 














25 September 1991: Princess Diana covers her blond hair with a floral silk scarf and walks barefoot during a tour at Badshai Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. 















18 October 1985: Princess Diana inspects a guard of honor during a two-day visit to the First Battalion, The Royal Hampshire Regiment, in Berlin. She is wearing a pink and black suit by Victor Edelstein and a hat by Frederick Fox. 















15 June 1988: Diana, Princess of Wales, attends The Royal Ascot Races in Ascot. She wore an elegant black and white polka dot knee-length dress designed by Victor Edelstein with a matching hat, and heels designed by Chanel.















29 April 1985: Princess Diana smiles to the press cameras as she arrives at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome during the first royal tour of Italy. She wore a bright pink with white polka dots dress designed by Donald Campbell.















22 April 1995: Princess Diana minding the steps while leaving The Hong Kong Cancer Hospital, accompanied by then Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten.
















19 July 1993: Princess Diana attend the re-opening ceremony of The Savoy Theatre in London, following a fire in 1990. The grand opening was marked by a gala charity ballet performance by The English National Ballet, of which the princess was a patron. She wore a pearl and diamante encrusted petal pink bodice with full pleated skirt by Catherine Walker, and strap heals by Jimmy Choo.












08 November 1988: Princess Diana, in a cream coat dress with black velvet sleeves designed by Catherine Walker, listens to a speech by the Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac, at a reception in the ornate Hotel de Ville in Paris.














19 September 1986: Princess Diana attends The America's Cup Ball at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. She wore a flamenco style gown designed by Murray Arbeid.














Quotes


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. 

Only do what your heart tells you.

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved.


Humanitarian Work 

 Her interests were reflected in the organisations of which she was Patron or President. These included the Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children in London and the Royal Marsden Hospital, which specialises in the treatment of Cancer. Her patronages also included Centrepoint, an organisation working with the homeless, The National Aids Trust and The Leprosy Mission. The Princess's love of the arts was underlined by her involvement as Patron of the English National Ballet. During her lifetime she was at some time patron of an additional 100 charities. She made many visits to North America, visiting hospices, schools, charities and fundraising galas, and touched the lives of many wherever she went. Other major overseas visits included Angola, Australia, Bosnia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and many European countries. The Princess spoke out on a wide range of issues and used her high profile to raise awareness as well as funds for charitable causes. She is rightly recognised and respected today as true humanitarian.






It's been 20 years since we lost the most beautiful person from the inside and outside. I hope that her soul rest in peace and her memory never ever fades. Forever my inspiration - Forever Queen of Hearts! 💗

 


2 comments:

  1. She was a class act! Heart of gold. My favourite outfit would have to be the pink suit :)

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