However she inspired you, or if it's someone else you admire (famous or not), I hope it renews your commitment to dedicate yourself to being a positive force for acceptance, understanding, compassion and love. However, so many are curious to know how she could possibly have a child who is older than her son, Prince William, 35.
Despite the marital turmoil, Diana's love for her boys was apparently so extravagant that when William and Harry for the first time recently publicly recalled in depth her laughter and fierce hugs, it was with a sad tenderness that's hard to watch.
He said regular tennis matches were often a time when she'd talk about the more hard aspects of her life in the public eye. "We had no idea that the reaction to her death would be quite so huge".
The engagement detail wrapped into this birthday celebration comes from two sources to US Weekly who said that Harry was tight-lipped on how and when he was going to propose to his girlfriend.
According to a spokesperson for the royal brothers, the event is created to "put her character both as a mother and as someone who was very committed to charity work, into the spotlight".
On August 31, the anniversary of her death, Radio Vienna will dedicate its entire programming to the princess, led by Austrian journalist and Diana fan Ewald Wurzinger who raised a monument to her in a Vienna park in 2013.
"But I just kept thinking about what she would want and that she'd be proud of Harry and I being able to go through it and effectively she was there with us".
'I really do think they would have been engaged by now.
"It was my most humiliating moment".
"I came into work that morning and went down to the refrigerator, opened the door and I was just confronted with the biggest pair of boobs I've ever seen in my life", he said.
With her sons now coping - and whether or not the monarchy endures - I hope that with this anniversary, Diana can now finally rest in peace.
Prince Harry has condemned the paparazzi for photographing his mother when she was critically injured in the wreckage of the vehicle shortly after it crashed. Called her names. Spat at her. They both died. Some say that the driver may have been drunk, but this has not been proven.
For Sir Richard part of Diana's lasting legacy has been to help "save" the Royal Family. "This is not what people do!" she said. "Whereas with the royal family, there is always this expectation that you're always going to have this new generation, and now the attention has shifted to Will and Kate".
"There was a time when Britain could have easily become a republic, a few years before her death".
"Whereupon he leapt upon me and started kissing me and everything and I thought "argh"!"
"You've got a whole new generation taking the reins, William and Harry, and they exemplify numerous qualities and characteristics of Diana. they've become more human, more approachable".