2x09: queen of hearts

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Happy Birthday to The People’s Princess

(07.01.61 - 08.31.97)

Diana broke the barriers of nationality and saw everyone for who they were- first and foremost, human beings and extended members of her family. ~ Larry King

The most amazing thing about Diana was that although she was a princess, the struggles she went through were those of the everyday woman. She had been royalty, but she was just like all of us. Someone to aspire to, yet someone to relate to. And when she left the earth, she left a void that can never be filled. ~ Tyra Banks

She had it all, the outside and the inside beauty. Even though I photograph many beautiful people, few have this. ~ Mario Testino

Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity, a standard-bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality, someone with a natural nobility who was classless, and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic. ~ Earl Spencer

I still miss her, she was such a light in everyone’s lives. ~ Prince William

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her - for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys. ~ Queen Elizabeth II