Humanitarianism is kindness, benevolence/helpfulness, and sympathy toward others. Humanitarians can inspire others for many reasons. Perhaps they shed light on something that needs or deserves more attention. Perhaps they inspire you to do something in you life that is beneficial to others or even that is helpful or productive in your own life. Whatever the outcome, humanitarians can be inspiring. There are humanitarians that are ranked highly historically.
Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. She was an activist and humanitarian. She had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. She was divorced in 1996 and tragically died in 1997.
Diana Frances Spencer was born in 1961. Her family, the Spencer family, is allied with the British Royal Family. She had two older sisters and a younger brother. Her parents divorced when she was seven years old. Her father inherited the title Earl Spencer and she became Lady Diana. After finishing school Diana took occasional classes and had several jobs. She worked as a dance instructor, pre-school assistant, nanny, and assistant nursery school teacher.
After her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981 she bore several titles. These included the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Countess of Chester. Diana took on royal duties at home and overseas. She became involved with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, as well as many charities. She worked with organizations helping the homeless, youth, elderly, drug addicts, and people suffering with health ailments.
Some of her most publicized work is with people suffering from leprosy, AIDS/HIV, and other life threatening conditions. She had been famously photographed casually touching or hugging people with leprosy and HIV before the world knew this was safe. She supported or worked with over 100 charities. She focused, after her divorce from Prince Charles, on six charities. These were Centrepoint, English National Ballet, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Leprosy Mission, National AIDS Trust, and the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997. The crash also killed her companion and the driver. The funeral was viewed around the world. People have paid tribute to her and given her many honors and memorials. A Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was founded. Diana is remembered and honored by many in popular culture, as well as, other aspects of society.
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