Today, we remember Princess Diana on what would have been her 57th Birthday. With this, let’s commemorate the Princess of Wales through a tribute song made only for her, “Candle In The Wind.” Let’s recollect all the good deeds she had done for everyone all over the world. Indeed, she’s the princess worth remembering.
Princess Diana was the most loved and the most respected princess in the entire world now and then. From the simplicity of her whole being to her pure heart, she will always be treasured, valued, and favored no matter what.
Candle In The Wind and Princess Diana…
Elton John and Bernie Taupin are the people behind the music and lyrics of “Candle In The Wind.” The song was especially rearranged and modified only for the Princess of Wales as a tribute song on her death on August 31, 1997. Princess Diana was 36 back then.
Moreover, “Candle In The Wind,” was the first song that came into John Elton’s mind when he was approached to sing a tribute song for Princess Diana’s Funeral. But, he would like to make it unique and special thus, he modified the words and lyrics. Then, he contacted Bernie Taupin to make some re-arrangements. Fascinatingly, Elton John would like to make the song sound country. With this, it came out so suitable for Princess Diana.
Furthermore, the song was written in honor of Marilyn Monroe in 1973. But, the version for Princess Diana was a massive success in many countries. In fact, it topped the charts inside and outside of the country music scene. The song was listed as the 2nd best-selling single of all time.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was born on July 1, 1961. She was a member of the Spencer family, a family of British nobility with royal ancestry. Also, she was the youngest daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Roche.
In 1975, she became Lady Diana Spencer when her father inherited his title Earl Spencer. Then, her prominence was known worldwide when her engagement to Prince Charles was publicly announced. On July 29, 1981, Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It became the royal wedding and it reached almost 1 billion viewers. With her marriage to Prince Charles, Diana became Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, and Countess of Chester. They have two sons William and Harry.
As Princess of Wales, Diana carried out royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at purposes abroad. She was celebrated for her charity work and her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. In addition, Diana was involved with dozens of charities including London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for children of which she was the president from 1989. She also raised awareness and promoted ways to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and mental illness.
Princess Diana died at the age of 36 on August 31, 1997, due to a car collision.
Diana will always be remembered and she’ll never be forgotten. Once again, Happy Birthday to our Princess Diana.
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