One of the most loved and remembered women leaders of this century was Diana, Princess of Wales. After she came into the public’s life by marrying into the British Royal family, and leaving it ten years later, she decided her life to helping the unfortunate victims of land mines, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy and many others. These are the things she will be mostly remembered for. By looking at the story of Diana’s life, you can see it is a somewhat tragic ending.
Diana was born on July 1, 1961 in Sandringham, England. There, she lived happy first of her life. Later, she met Prince Charles of the Royal Family, and in 1981, she married him. Throughout their marriage, they had problems, and though Diana loved Charles, some of the other British royals disapproved of her lifestyle, saying she acted more like a movie star than a princess. She and Charles bore two sons. Soon, they realized their marriage wouldn’t last, so they broke it off.
Even though she was not a British Royal any longer, she still had a celebrity’s image, and she used that to her advantage. For the rest of her short life, she fought for aid in helping the sick and injured, and people noticed what she was doing because of her popularity. I believe that Princess Diana was a very important person in our history, because of what she did. She could have decided to just become a celebrity and stay in the limelight, but instead she focused her time on helping others, which is not something every celebrity would do.
Someone else might say that Princess Diana shouldn’t be considered a role model or anyone important from this entury; because she was just a poor girl who’s marriage didn’t work out and was followed by the Paparazzi until the day she died. To that, I say that maybe she was someone whose marriage brought her fame, and when it ended, the media did follow her, but she used her fame to promote giving aid to those in need. She was a true leader because she was devoted to helping others, a respected individual, she inspired others to help too, she was confident and courageous in her ways, and all she lived for was to serve others.
Diana’s one wish for veryone was to serve the common good so that everyone working together would help the whole community to be better in the end. This was her whole purpose. In mine and many otherss eyes, Diana is seen as a true modern-day angel of her own kind. And even though her life ended tragically in a car crash on August 31, 1997, before she died she had made it her life’s commitment to serve others. Precisely that, more than anything else, is what she will be forever remembered for, and that is why she will be known as a great leader.