Archery Hunting Essay

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Princess Diana Princess Diana was born on July 1, 1961 at Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Her parents were Frances and Earl Spencer. Her father was a viscount, which is a type of noble in England. In 1967, after 14 years of marriage her mother had left her father for another man, Peter Shand-Kyad. Her mother and Peter later got married on May 2, 1969. Earl Spencer also re-married to the daughter of Barbara Cartland, the Countess of Dartmouth. Diana's father died on March 29, 1992 from a heart attack. He died in a London hospital. Princess Diana had two older sisters and two brothers, one older and one younger. Her oldest sister, Sarah, was born in 1955. Her other sister, Jane, was born in 1957. Her older brother, John, died at birth. Her younger brother, Charles, was born in 1964. After there parents divorce, Sarah and Jane were sent to boarding school and Diana and Charles visited back and forth between there parents houses.After a big custody battle, Earl won the custody of Diana and Charles, and Frances had custody of Sarah and Jane. At age 9, Diana was sent to Riddlesworth Hall in Norfolk. While attending the boarding school, Diana excelled in sports, such as swimming, diving, and also ballet, but she was not as great at her academics as she was in sports. Diana, in fact, won many trophies for her swimming abilities. Then at age 16 she went to Kent to finish her schooling at West Heath secondary school. At West Heath Diana received an award for her service. She was a very accomplished pianist while attending the school, as well. Diana dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but as an adult she was 5 foot 10 inches, which is too tall for her to become a ballerina. After her schooling was complete and Diana had moved back to London, she seemed to live a very normal life. In 1978 she got a job as a nanny and a cleaning lady, to an American couple's son. After this job, Diana became a teacher at the Young England Kindergarten in St. George's Square in Pimlico, London. Prince Charles had noticed Diana at her fathers' estate in Northamptonshire, while he was attending a shooting party, of her fathers'. Lady Sarah, Diana's sister, had previously dated Prince Charles for several months, and she had introduced Diana and Charles to each other on September 12, 1980. In 1980, when they once again met, they started dating. It was a year later, on February 24, 1981, that they had announced there engagement to each other. On July 29, 1981 Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. The wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. There were around 1000 people attending the wedding, and it was watched by about 750 million people world wide on television. Diana was the first English woman to marry an heir to England's throne in over 300 years. At the wedding the Archbishop of Canterbury said, "Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made." But Diana knew then that, what he had said was not true, because...

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