How Princess Diana Transformed the World with Her Kindness

In her lifetime, Diana patronized more than a hundred causes related to various areas spreading love and warmth around the world. Let us take a look at some acts of her kindness.

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." – Diana, Princess of Wales.

Even after twenty-three years of her passing, Princess Diana remains a powerful influence on the world through her generosity, compassion and style. Her dedication towards the underprivileged reflects in the manner that she immersed her life in creating awareness of several social causes. Fondly remembered as the people's princess, Diana broke strict royal traditions to make herself more approachable to the common people and won everyone with her modesty and inner beauty.

A style icon in her own right, Lady Diana Frances Spenser found herself in the spotlight when she married Prince Charles, the heir to the throne of England at a young age of twenty in 1981. Before that, she was a shy kindergarten teacher who too belonged to an aristocratic family as a daughter of Viscount of Althrope. Soon after her marriage, Lady Diana set out her life to supporting charities and carrying out philanthropic activities. Her life was short but eventful, and she was able to spread love and happiness to the world that she has been imprinted in the minds of people around the globe.

She was a staunch supporter of banning landmines. The princess travelled to the African country of Angola and brought the plight of children working inside the landmines under inhuman conditions to the world. Her younger son prince Harry has also taken up this initiative and continue to support it.

Princess Diana lived in a time when the world was battling against the deadly HIV/AIDS virus which had recently been discovered. The patients would become victims of ostracism and socially boycotted as the virus was thought to be communicable and could be spread by touch. Diana broke the royal protocol by shaking hands with HIV patients without gloves and gave out the message to the world about being kind to the patients. This happened as early as in 1987.

Her role in spreading awareness about leprosy is also remarkable. Diana sparked controversy when she visited Sitanala leprosy hospital in Indonesia, sat in close to the patients and caressed their wounds. She patronized The Leprosy Mission England and Wales too.

In her lifetime, Diana taught the world that kindness costs nothing but gives someone a reason to smile. Her sons have carried out her legacy, and it is through them, that the world remembers her today.