Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Princess Diana

Women's History Month: Spotlight on Princess Diana

The whole month of March is Women’s History month. The purpose of Women’s History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women’s history to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it’s impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions. History is written by the dominant, usually white male, so our stories have been disguised or distorted throughout time. The first woman we are celebrating is Princess Diana. 

Princess Diana: The Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales, was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales—the heir apparent to the British throne—and was the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. She was born on July 1st, 1961. Her parents were John Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd. She loved shopping, skiing, and health and beauty treatments. She has four siblings. Her favorite color was red. She was called “Lady in red” because of that. ABBA was her favorite band. Her favorite song was Dancing Queen by ABBA.

Then when Princess Diana passed, Kate Middleton inherited her engagement ring. Elton John dedicated “Candle in the Wind” to Marilyn Monroe after she had passed 11 years after the song came out. Then after Princess Diana passed away, he had rewritten “Candle in the Wind” and dedicated it to her. If that car crash didn’t happen Diana would be 59 years old. We will continue to remember this beautiful, intelligent, succeeded woman.  

Okay Diamondbacks. We will keep you updated on Women’s History Month. Remember to lead the way with Accountability Integrity and Respect, stay safe.

Credits: Victoria Romero, Mariah Nuñez