The Truth Behind Princess Diana’s Iconic Loves, Losses and Life

Humble Beginnings?

On July 1, 1961, the world welcomed Diana Frances Spencer. The fair-haired, blue-eyed little girl was born into a prestigious family who had had ties to the British Royal family for generations. One of five of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp’s children, Diana was born into undeniable privilege but she would later describe her childhood as “very unhappy.” The shy girl had a particularly strained relationship with her stepmother. She had an early love for ballet, piano and swimming.

Humble Beginnings?