Netflix TV Series “The Crown”, Season 4 is just released this November. This season introduces us Lady Diana.
Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) 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 (Diana, Princess of Wales – Wikipedia).
Diana was talented in music, dance, and sports. She studied ballet and tap dance. Diana also worked as a dance instructor for youth until a skiing accident.
It is well known fact that she had suffered from depression, “rampant bulimia” and had engaged numerous times in the act of self-mutilation. Dance was like a cure, we can see her dancing in TV Series at different occasions. “I love dance. This is where I can express myself and show how I feel”, she said.
So, I decided to write about Princess and her love for dancing.
There are several known occasions when Diana was dancing. And you can see pictures 😊
Ballet star Wayne Sleep worked with Princess Diana to surprise her husband, Prince Charles, with a special performance for his birthday in 1985 at the Royal Opera House (Dancing with Diana: Princess wowed audience in surprise appearance – YouTube)
Sleep met Lady Di in a rehearsal studio in west London. Sleep said: “She was in leg-warmers and a leotard. My first thought was, she’s too tall to dance with me, I’ll be a laughing stock: I’m 5ft 2in and she’s 5ft 11in. But I soon realized she had a good sense of humor, and that we could have some fun with our height difference. She’d already decided on the music: Billy Joel’s ‘Uptown Girl.'”
The choreography reportedly included “jazz, ballet, even a kick line,” and Diana seemed to love every minute of it. “Now I understand the buzz you get from performing,” she later told Sleep.
Prince Charles was not happy with her performing. He did not like it and he was jealous as all attention again was on Diana.
There is her famous dance with John Travolta, back in 1985. They had a great time together, Travolta said he would never forgot how happy she was and how she looked at him when he asked her to dance with him (John Travolta and Lady Diana Dance – video dailymotion).
Only recently we could see photos of Diana dancing in White House in 1985 with president Regan and actors Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood See Previously Unpublished Pictures of Diana Dancing With Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood (parade.com).
Dance was helping Diana to go through difficult times in her marriage and life. She loved dancing and she was very talented.
Dance is a cure. Sometimes the best one.
On 31 August 1997, Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris while the driver was fleeing the paparazzi. She was 36.
Wherever she is now, she is dancing with grace and beauty.