52 Years

  The Honorable, Lady Diana Frances Spencer, HRH, Princess of Wales, Duchess of Rothesay

July 1, 1961-August 31, 1997

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“Goodbye England’s rose,
May you ever grow in our hearts.
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart.
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain.
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name.
And it seems to me, you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind,
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in.
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills.
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will.
Loveliness we’ve lost.
These empty days without your smile.
This torch we’ll always carry
For our nation’s golden child.
And even though we try,
The truth brings us to tears.
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years…
Goodbye England’s rose,
May you ever grow in our hearts.
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart.
Goodbye England’s rose,
From a country lost without your soul,
Who’ll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you’ll ever know.
And it seems to me, you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind,
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in.
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills.
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will.”

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“I remember when I used to sit on hospital beds and hold people’s hands–people used to be sort of shocked because they said they’d never seen this before. To me, it was quite a normal thing to do. And when I saw the reassurance that an action like that gave, I did it everywhere, and will always do that.”
-Diana, Princess of Wales

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“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for one minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month–but I can give. I am very happy to do that. I want to do that.”
-Diana, Princess of Wales

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