Significant Dates in the Life of Princess Diana

July 1, 1961

Lady Diana Frances Spencer is born, the daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer

July 29, 1981

Married Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, at St. Paul's Cathedral, while millions watched the "fairy tale wedding." He is 12 years her senior

June 21, 1982

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis born

Sept. 15, 1984

Prince Harry (Henry Charles Albert David) born

June 15, 1992

After months of speculation about the state of the royal marriage, Andrew Morton's book "Diana: Her True Story" says Charles has had a longtime affair with a married woman, Camilla Parker Bowles, driving Diana to injure herself and attempt suicide

Aug. 25, 1992

The Sun newspaper prints transcript of phone call monitored in December 1989 between Diana and a man who affectionately calls her "Squidgy"

Dec. 9, 1992

Prime Minister John Major announces to Parliament that Diana and Charles are separating but there are no plans for divorce

Jan. 12, 1993

The Sun publishes transcript of intimate phone call said to be between Camilla and Charles, reportedly monitored December 1989

June 29, 1994

In a TV documentary, Charles says he had committed adultery after the marriage broke down, "us both having tried"

Oct. 3, 1994

Anna Pasternak's book "Princess in Love" says Diana had five-year affair with her riding instructor James Hewitt.

Nov. 20, 1995

In a television interview Diana admits adultery with Hewitt

August 1995

Reports link Diana and rugby star Will Carling. Carling and wife separate Sept. 29

December 1995

Charles receives letter from Queen Elizabeth II urging divorce, and he agrees

Feb. 28, 1996

Diana agrees to divorce

Aug. 28, 1996

Final decree of divorce

Aug. 31, 1997

Diana killed in Paris automobile accident. Her companion, Dodi al Fayed, also is killed