Princess Diana
Young Prince Harry tries to hide behind his mother Princess Diana during a morning picture session at Marivent Palace on August 9, 1988, where the Prince and Princess of Wales are holidaying as guests of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. REUTERS/Hugh Peralta

Princess Diana’s death shocked the entire world and is still one of those tragedies which everyone remembers, for they cannot forget what they were doing when the news broke.

With so much controversy surrounding her marriage to Prince Charles, her broken relationship with the Queen of England and her supposed love affair with Dodi Al-Fayed, the speculations flooded the media just seconds after it was known.

While Lady Di was beloved by so many, she was said to be a free spirit who didn’t care that much about public opinion.

With her stunning looks, her charm, her charitable heart and royal status, Princess Diana was the perfect target of the media. The world, not being able to get enough of her while the press tried to satisfy their hungry audience, became the lethal combination that most likely took Diana and Harrod’s heir, Al-Fayed’s life.

Today, she would have turned 55, and we remember Lady Di’s intelligence and kindness with some of her most famous quotes:

“I touch people. I think everyone needs that. Placing a hand on a friend’s face means making contact.”

“Only do what your heart tells you.”

“Family is the most important thing in the world.”

“If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.”

“Life is just a journey.”

“I think like any marriage, especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.”

“Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.”

“I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.”

“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.”

“I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head.”

“When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.”

“HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.”

“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.”

“I'd like to be a queen in people's hearts but I don't see myself being queen of this country.”

“I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.”

“They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?”

“I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.

“I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.”

“The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.”

“You can’t comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable.”

“So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.”

“Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.”

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