THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS - 20 Years Later
Princess Diana, mother, activist and public servant. She was 36 when she passed away, now younger than I am today. I remember where I was when the tragic news came in. It was the day before school and I was preparing my backpack and most fashionable first day of school outfit.
In the following days I watched footage of her providing aid, bringing awareness to important causes like AIDS, homelessness and children affected by landmines. Diana's compassion, awareness in de-stigmatizing people living with AIDS and the AIDS crisis captured my heart. She stood for something and wanted to make life better for those who were less fortunate. A real princess and a real celebrity, in the truest sense of the word. Lady Di used her fame to bring aid and awareness to those with the deepest needs. I had always been fascinated by Princess Diana. It was the 90s and she was a princess- she was elegant, and somehow completely relatable. She stood for something and wanted to make life better for those who were less fortunate. Her style, grace, compassion, garnered my deepest admiration.
Then there was the history of the monarchy, her tumultuous marriage and her children. Diana's public displays of affection for her dear boys was bold and charming. We all felt and witnessed the bottomless love for her children. The world would grieve with them and felt so deeply for their tremendous loss.
I believe when you lead with love and live in kindness your legacy lives long after you leave the earth. Diana Princess of Wales, powerful in both life and death her memory will live on.