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Diana's father Edward, 8th Earl of Spencer, was almost exclusively English, apart from one branch, the Binghams, which had been present in County Mayo, Ireland, since the 1600s. Edward traced his ancestry to Charles II (via his son Henry Fitzroy, b.1663) and also Charles' younger brother James II (via his daughter Henrietta FitzJames, b.1667).
On the maternal side, Diana had a more varied ancestry. Her maternal grandmother Ruth Sylvia Gill, a trusted staff member of the British royal family for decades, was almost entirely Scottish going back many centuries. Diana's maternal grandfather, the Harvard-educated Edmond Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, descended paternally from the Roche family of County Cork, Ireland, while his mother, Frances Eleanor Work (Diana's great-grandmother) was born and died in New York, of a family which had, for the most part, been present in North America since the 1600s.
Diana was to become one of the most famous women in the world. On 29 July 1981, at age 20, she married Charles and became the Princess of Wales. While married, her full title was Her Royal Highness The Princess Charles Philip Arthur George, Princess of Wales and Countess of Chester, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Carrick, Baroness of Renfrew, Lady of the Isles, Princess of Scotland.
Princess Diana died on 31 August 1997, after being fatally injured in a car crash in Paris, France. The enormous outpouring of grief, on a global scale, when her life was cut short was attributed to the love she showed people in desperate need, through her fearless work for those with AIDS and casualties of land mines (a United Nations initiative), as well as her charity work for cancer and leprosy, and her devotion to her children, William and Harry.
Diana, Princess of Wales is 2 Degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms.
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