The first portrait of three (hopefully) of Princess Diana. Faber Castell pencils on Bristol Board extra smooth surface, 300gsm, 16×12 inches.
Lady Diana Frances Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales, in July 1981 at the tender age of 20 years, with all the hopes and dreams of any new bride. Sadly, her happiness could not be sustained when she found that her new husband continued to have a long-standing relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, who was also married.
Diana went on to have two beautiful sons with Charles, first William, and then Harry soon after. She kept hoping that her husband would give up his extra marital affair, and Diana was to suffer many emotional crises during this stressful time.
Throughout history, the Royal Family have never liked their personal lives to be revealed in the press, but with Diana’s problems, the newspapers fed on every detail, which included Diana’s bulimia, and falling downstairs to get Charles’ attention. Consequently, The Windsors turned their backs on her, and the couple divorced.
In August of 1997, Diana and her new partner, Dodi Fayed, suffered a horrific car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris in which they both died, along with their driver. She was 36 years old, far too young and beautiful (both inside and out) to die in this way.
Diana and her memory will stay with all of us for many years to come.
Incidentally, Charles went on to marry his adulterous lover Camilla – which perhaps he ought to have done in the first place, and then maybe he would have spared the life of our National Treasure.
God bless Di.