Princess of Wales, Lady Diana's friend Rosa Monckton paid tribute to the late royal on her 21st death anniversary on Friday, August 31. To mark the day, she remembered Princess Diana and shared a rare photograph of her on social media. In the picture, Diana was seen dressed in casual attire, wearing a white baggy sweatshirt. While her eyes squeezed shut in laughter, leaning back on a leather seat of what appears to be an airplane. Monckton took to Twitter on Friday, August 31, and wrote, “Diana as I remember her. Not enough is written about her sense of fun and zest for life. A friend and wonderful godmother to Domenica. RIP,”
Reportedly, Monckton was a close friend of the late Princess. In fact, as Monckton mentions in her post, Princess Diana was the godmother to her daughter, Domenica, who is suffering Down’s Syndrome and the Princess of Wales, reportedly helped her a lot during the initial years. Monckton is one of the founding members of a charity, 'Team Domenica', named after her daughter, that aims to extend help to young adults with learning disabilities and helps them to find a job.
Known to be a philanthropist, Princess Diana involved herself in several charitable works. She was celebrated for her support to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and her contribution in raising awareness against severe diseases like HIV/AIDS, cancer, and mental illness. She was the president of London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children and took up initiatives for its betterment. In fact, she had also represented the Royal Family on several global platforms.
Princess Diana's personal life was always under the scrutiny of international media. From her wedding to her divorce in 1996, and the alleged extramarital affair, she was often dragged into several controversies. However, her death on August 31, 1997, was extensively mourned by the people of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. Princess Diana, the first wife of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry died in a car accident in 1997 in Paris. She was accompanied by her partner Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul, who also lost their lives in the accident.