Diana, Princess of Wales

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Diana, Princess of Wales Gender: F
Diana Frances Spencer
born on 1 July 1961 at 19:45 (= 7:45 PM )
Place Sandringham, England, 52n50, 0e30
Timezone BST h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°02 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°25'

Alternative birthtime
as claimed by P.Thornton
Date 1 July 1961 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Sandringham, ENG (UK), 52n50, 0e30
Timezone BST h1e (is daylight saving time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°31 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°12'

Princess of Wales Diana
photo: John Mathew Smith, license cc-by-sa-2.0


British royalty, daughter of the 8th Earl of Spencer with excellent lineage that dates back to the 15th century, the 11th cousin once removed to Prince Charles, heir to the throne of the U.K.

She was seven when her parents separated in 1969 and she and her brother Charles stayed with their father after a bitter custody battle. Though the family was not demonstrative, she adored her dad. A shy, insecure child, she was raised largely by nannies. When she was nine, Mary Clarke became her governess and they remained friends for the rest of her life. She loved to swim and ride.

When her dad met Raine Cartland, it was a major blow to her security; the family nicknamed their stepmother Acid Raine. Diana was already in boarding school in Kent when her dad married Raine in 1975.

Not a scholar, she did well in ballet and piano, and was exceptional when visiting the handicapped in the hospital with an innate sense of sympathy and care.

In November 1980, she met Prince Charles, whom she already idolized. After going to finishing school in Switzerland, she was living in a flat in London that she had bought with a trust fund which had matured when she turned 18. She was working at a nursery, showing a natural skill with kids. Her older sister, Sarah, dated Charles but when they did not connect and Diana was an appropriate choice. Charles was being pressured by the palace to find a bride who had suitable lineage and qualifications to sit on the throne of England as his queen. She had to be able to handle the constant public scrutiny, have an aristocratic background, and be a virgin. Diana qualified on all counts.

After five months engagement, they married at St. Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981, 11:17:30 AM GDT. The London procession was hailed by 600,000 people, prior to their two-week cruise on the Mediterranean.

The first of their two sons was born 11 months later on 21 June 1982, Prince William , followed by Prince Henry on 15 September 1984.

The marriage that appeared to be a story-book-romance was stressed from the beginning. The public was obsessed with her and the media put unrelieved attention on her every move. Not strongly secure in herself, she leaned on Charles for continual reassurance, a role to which he was unaccustomed and indifferent. He either resumed, or continued, his relationship with his mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles, while Diana twisted in the net. She had begun a pattern of bulimia before the marriage, and was emotional and unstable. She took tranquilizers and was often depressed to the point of feeling suicidal. Her anorexia increased with a spiral of nerves, shaking and in the grip of ferocious mood swings. Her biographer, Sally Bedell Smith, argues that Diana suffered from a fairly common, but often elusive, mental illness called borderline personality disorder, the symptoms of which include impulsiveness, feelings of abandonment and an inability to sustain relationships.

Nonetheless, Diana stepped up to her public duty of presenting an immaculate image. She was introduced to the world of fashion and began to develop her own sense of glamour. She had a gift of reaching people, especially kids and the sick and dying, with a genuine empathy for those in pain. She knew instinctively how to turn to the one in need, and how to relate to the wounded. Though she was often seen in tears in her private life, in public she was poised as she learned her role of attending charities, openings, polo matches, operas, foundations, lectures and a variety of events. Her popularity began to eclipse Charles. By 1984, he had the perfect wife in public while their marriage was falling apart in private.

After Harry's birth, Diana knew that Charles was seeing Camilla. She felt rejected and betrayed and was tormented, in despair. She looked for help from psychics, mediums, astrologers. The media noted that she saw astrologer Penny Thornton and medium Betty Falko. Angry and rebellious, she saw her marriage as a sham.

Friends with her sister-in-law, Duchess Sarah of York, they played rowdy jokes, skied and went to the races and night clubs together. Diana later broke off their friendship when she found Sarah's memoir to be hurtful and would not speak to Sarah or answer her phone calls. By 1987, she and Charles were separated much of the year.

In 1988, Diana began a physical and psychological make over. She began a physical fitness regime, hired a voice coach, had her hair styled and became world known for her fashion sense.

She began a series of doomed affairs, looking for love in the arms of single and married men, affairs carried out with the utmost secrecy. She was obsessive in her relationships, wanting the man's entire attention and acceptance. According to James Hewitt in his autobiography, released in 1994, he and Diana started their affair in 1986 and continued for five years. He was originally hired as her riding coach and they spent a great deal of time at Windsor Great Parks. Hewitt claims that Diana made the first move for the affair with a kiss in the officers' mess at Windsor, becoming more bold by inviting him to the family's country home in Highgrove. He claims to have given Diana a lot emotionally, stating the affair with him increased her confidence.

In March 1992, her beloved father died of a heart attack at 68. That year her relationship with both Charles and the royal family was at an all-time low. There was bad press, and hostility from the palace.

Andre Morton's book came out in June 1992, a book that she had helped create with private interviews. She deeply regretted her indiscretion as she had told too much and betrayed her world. The book was scandalous, and Diana denied her involvement. Her reputation was further damaged by a series of tapes of intimate phone calls she had made with a lover. Both she and Charles publicly announced their infidelities and the question of whether or not the heir to the throne of England might divorce became an international discussion.

They did divorce. It was declared final on 28 August 1996, 10:27 AM GDT* with Diana relinquishing her claim to royal status but retaining the title of Diana, Princess of Wales, as she is the mother of the next heir to the throne after Charles. She was given a settlement of more than $26 million and $600,000 a year for her private staff and expenses. She kept the flat in Kensington Palace.

Diana withdrew from public life for a while, cutting down on the hundreds of public appointments and causes in which she was involved. Always a devoted mother to her boys, she took them on trips as well as building a private life for herself. With the stress relieved of having the marriage over, it became easier for her and Charles to meet in public functions and for occasions that featured the welfare of their sons.

In September 1995 Diana met 39-year-old Pakistani heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan while visiting one of his patients at the Boy Brompton Hospital. She took to wearing disguises to go undetected with him to clubs and restaurants, but they spent most of their time together at Kensington Palace. He added emotional stability to her life and she confessed to a friend, "I found my peace. He has given me all the things I need." However her love was accompanied by her characteristic possessiveness and she tried to control Khan, bidding for his undivided attention. For close to 18 months, she was able to smokescreen the press. In May 1997 she made a trip to Pakistan to meet Khan's family - unfortunately without his agreement. The following month he broke off the relationship, on 11 July 1997.

The following morning, Diana left for a vacation at the Saint-Tropez home of Egyptian multi-millionaire owner of a London department store, Mohamed Al Fayed, sobbing her heart out. On 14 July 1997, Al Fayed's son Dodi arrived. A full-time playboy with interests in the film industry, Dodi Al Fayed was enraptured by the princess, and they soon began their ill-fated affair. On 31 July 1997, the couple stole away for a six-day cruise off Sardinia and Corsica. The press broke the story on August 7th. Diana's life was soon consumed with Dodi (born on 15 April 1955).

On 31 August 1997, 00:25 AM, Diana and Dodi were in a car accident in a tunnel along the river Seine in Paris. When French emergency services arrived, they pronounced Al Fayad dead. Doctors attempted to revive Diana at 00:35 AM. It took 52 minutes to extricate her from the mangled car and transport her the four miles to Pitie-Saletriere Hospital, where they arrived at 2:05 AM. Diana's heart had stopped beating at 1:50 AM. Doctors stopped their efforts to revive her at 3:45 AM and she was officially pronounced dead at 4:07AM. Had she and Dodi been wearing their seat belts, they would have survived. The outpouring of grief from every corner of the world was astounding. Princess Diana had touched every heart, leaving an image and a title of "the People's Princess."

An official inquest into her death began on 6 January 2004 and nearly immediately was adjourned until 2005 to allow Britain's most senior police officer to investigate. The inquest was ordered amid rumors that Diana was pregnant at the time of her death. In addition, a letter came to the public attention that she had written to her butler, Paul Burrell, expressing her belief that there was a plot afoot to kill her perhaps by tampering with the brakes of her car; she worried that Prince Charles or other members of the Royal family might be behind the plot. In December 2006 a report was issued by the BBC saying that her chauffer that night was drunk, with a blood alcohol level of three times the French legal limit and that the US had been bugging her phone. The US Secret Service denied bugging her phone.

  • (specific time or divorce decree by the High Court given by Sally Davis in Transit Nov 1996 from the Guardian)

Diana/Charles final decree was at 10:17am GMD, 28 August 1996. Got from radio announcement. The wedding pronouncement of their marriage was at 11:28 AM.

GMT. I clocked this myself. My watch may have been +/- a minute or so. From a talk by Nona Gwynne Press, President of the Uranian Society.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with John, Elton (born 25 March 1947)
  • lover relationship with Fayed, Dodi (born 15 April 1955)
  • child->parent relationship with Spencer, John (born 24 January 1924)
  • (has as) recipient relationship with Thornton, Penny (born 22 March 1946). Notes: Client-counselor
  • (has as) worker relationship with Burrell, Paul (born 6 June 1958)
  • role played of/by Corrin, Emma (born 13 December 1995). Notes: 2020 season of TV series "The Crown"
  • role played of/by Stewart, Kristen (born 9 April 1990). Notes: 2021 film "Spencer"


  • Financial : Inherited money 1 July 1979 (Trust fund matured at 18th birthday)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person November 1980 (Met Prince Charles)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 24 February 1981 (Announcement of engagement to Charles)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 29 July 1981 at 11:17 AM in London, England (Prince Charles)
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  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 1986 (Five yr. affair with James Hewitt)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1987 (She and Charles apart most of the year)
  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 1988 (Began having secret affairs)
  • Health : Change in Appearance 1988 (Began a make-over of herself)
  • Social : Secrets revealed 15 June 1992 (Morton's book came out, "Diana: Her True Story")
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 25 August 1992 (Transcripts of phone calls released between Diana and "man")
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 9 December 1992 (Prime minister announces seperation)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 12 January 1993 (Transcripts of intimate phone calls between Charles and Camilla)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 29 June 1994 (Charles admits to affair)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 20 November 1994 (Diana admits to affair)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person September 1995 (Met Dr. Hasnat Khan)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money August 1996 ($26 million divorce settlement)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 28 August 1996 (Divorce from Charles)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship July 1997 (Began affair with Dodi)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 11 July 1997 (Dr. Hasnat Khan broke off)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 14 July 1997 (Met Dodi Al Fayad)
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  • Death by Accident 31 August 1997 at 01:50 AM in Paris (Car accident, age 36)
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Source Notes

Charles Harvey quotes data from her mother.

(Penny Thornton gives 2:00 PM, "just before the start of play at Wimbledon." The Princess has employed several astrologers; separate and various reports have confirmed the time of 7:45 PM) (In Nov/Dec 1997 Astrological Journal, Vol. 39, No. 5, Nick Campion writes, "When Diana’s engagement to Charles was announced her birth time was given as 2.00 pm on 1 July 1961, Sandringham. The time was then corrected to 7.45 pm and confirmed in a letter to Charles Harvey from the Queen’s assistant press secretary as being from Diana’s mother (note 15, p 168). This is the time used by Debbie Frank, Diana’s astrologer for the last eight years, and I would recommend that it remain the Princess’s officially recognised birth time…Debbie Frank told me that in the eighteen months before Diana died she raised the question of Diana’s birth time with her, and Diana was insistent that she was born in the evening.") Biography: Sally Bedell Smith, "Diana in Search of Herself," published August 1999 DIANA'S DATA Nicholas Campion, 'Diana Princess of Wales', Astrological Journal, Vol. 39. no 6.

1. Diana's data: When Diana's engagement to Charles was announced her birth time was given as 2.00 pm on 1 July 1961, Sandringham. The time was then corrected to 7.45 pm and confirmed in a letter to Charles Harvey from the Queen's assistant press secretary as being from Diana's mother (note 15, p 168). This is the time used by Debbie Frank, Diana's astrologer for the last eight years, and I would recommend that it remain the Princess's officially recognised birth time.

Other significant data are: engagement to Prince Charles, 11.00 am, 24 February 1981, Buckingham Palace; marriage, 11.17.10, 29 July 1981, St.Paul's Cathedral; divorce absolute, 10.27 am 28 August 1996.

The crash took place at 12.25 am, 31 August 1997 in Paris (Times, September 1. The Times carried a complete time table of events, as did the Daily Express which put the crash at 11.30 pm BST, 30 Aug. The Independent reported 12.40 am but that, according to the Times, was when the British Embassy was informed. The Princess was then officially pronounced dead at 4.00 am in Paris (2.00 am GMT). At 11.00 am BST Tony Blair proclaimed Diana the 'People's Princess', the term which set the tone for a week of incredible popular religious feeling. The funeral procession left Kensington Palace at around 9.20 am on 6 September 1997 and the funeral commenced at 11.00 am. The moment of high emotion came during Elton John's rendition of Candle in the Wind at 11.25, and the moment of high anger in the applause after Earl Spencer's eulogy at 11.40 am. At 1.00 pm the Princess's coffin finally disappeared up the M1 for her private interment on the island at Althorp. She had become the Lady of the Lake. Dodi Fayed was born on 15 April 1955 in Alexandria (obituaries in the Times and Independent, 2 September), although other sources (Daily Express 1 September, p 23) said that he was only 41. Dodi died immediately after the fatal crash and was buried at 10.00 pm, 1 September 1997 at Brookwood Cemetery, near Woking, Surrey, after a twenty five minute service at Regents Park Mosque (Daily Mail 2 September p 15).

Sy Scholfield adds another citation in October 2006: Lady Colin Campbell in her book "Diana In Private" (St. Martins Press, c1992) claims that Diana was "born early in the evening of Saturday, 1 July 1961, in an upstairs bedroom at Park House on the Sandringham estate" (p. 7). No source is given for the data but it's stated in the blurb on the rear cover of the book that Campbell is "close to many members of the Royal Family and their immediate circle." PT notes that the 2006 biography by Sarah Bradford "Diana" (Viking, p. 1) gives 7:45 PM as time of birth, no source. End notes for page 1 simply say "interview with her."


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Wholesome, high style)
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Blonde)
  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic (Wonderful personna, extreme popularity)
  • Traits : Personality : Emotional
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Auto accident)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anxiety Disorder (Insecure)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Eating Disorder (Bulemia, anorexia)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Aristocratic family)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (Age seven)
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Bitter at the time)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Prince Charles)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Both she and Charles)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Devoted mother)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Stressful work (Public appearances, unrelieved media scrutiny)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage ($26 million divorce settlement)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Family (Active with her sons, very supportive)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Car accident)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Most beloved royal)
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (Most sought-after newsfigure in world)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Britain)
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite (Most photographed woman in world)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection