Fact: Princess Diana's stepmother has died, aged 87. Raine Spencer passed away at her home in London on Friday (21Oct16) after a brief illness. The Countess was married to Diana's father, Earl Spencer, from 1976 until his death in 1992.
Fact: The blue Atelier Versace gown Princess Diana wore for one of her final official photoshoots has gone under the hammer for $200,000 (GBP133,000) - over twice its pre-auction estimate. Bidding for the dress, reportedly the first gown Gianni Versace designed for the royal, began at $30,000 (GBP20,000), and quickly sailed past its expected $80,000 (GBP53,000) estimate at the Julien's Auction sale in Los Angeles.
Fact: Actress Naomi Watts has gone from princess to prostitute in just a few weeks. The King Kong star recently wrapped filming her role as Diana, Princess Of Wales for new movie Diana and she has now been pictured back on a movie set in New York dressed up as a pregnant prostitute for new drama St. Vincent de Van Nuys.
Fact: British royal Prince Harry has been appointed the patron of the landmine clearance charity his late mum Diana, Princess Of Wales championed in the years before her death. The young prince will help to boost funds for the Halo Trust as organisers celebrate the project's 25th anniversary. Diana highlighted the work of the foundation by famously walking through a minefield in Angola and sitting with landmine victims.
Fact: Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton is a married man - the writer wed interior designer Caroyn May in Beverly Hills on 6 October (12).
Quote: "I've been told what happened was I presented her with flowers and as any young kid presents someone with something, then doesn't want to let go (sic)... she took the flowers and I proceeded to wanna pull them back. Mum and Dad are going, 'No, really, you can let go now!'. Actress Lily Collins on meeting Diana, Princess Of Wales as a child.
Fact: Prince William and his new bride Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge are moving into an apartment situated in the former home of the British royal's late mother, Diana, Princess Of Wales. The newlyweds' primary residence is in Anglesey, Wales, near the prince's Royal Air Force base, but they will soon establish a temporary London home at Kensington Palace.
Fact: A pair of dresses worn by Diana, Princess Of Wales have sold at auction in Los Angeles for a total of $276,000 (£172,500). Both gowns were auctioned off by the late British royal for charity three months before her tragic death in a car crash in France in 1997.
Fact: A chauffeur who once worked for CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES and the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales is selling a collection of letters the British royals wrote to him during his employment. The bundle of notes, cards and gifts is expected to fetch $4,500 (£3,000) at auction.
Quote: "I've still got a piece of her wedding cake. It's in a box with her name on it. I imagine it has decayed happily inside there." CHARLES EARL SPENCER still has a very special keepsake from his sister Princess Diana's royal wedding.
Fact: A piece of 27-year-old cake from the wedding of CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES and late royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales has been sold in London for $2,160 (GBP1,200). The slice - decorated with the royal coat of arms - came from one of 22 cakes distributed to royal staff after Charles and Diana's nuptials in July 1981.
Fact: Eight handwritten letters from late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales have sold at auction for $889,268 (GBP444,634). The personal notes, which were all addressed to former royal servant William 'Backstairs Billy' Tallon, were sold at an auction house in Essex, south east England, on Saturday (05Jul08).
Fact: A birthday card from the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales is due to be auctioned on internet site eBay. The card, hand signed, by the late royal shows a cheeky picture of six guardsmen dropping their trousers.
Fact: An auction of late soul star James Brown's possessions includes the singer's birth certificate, a letter written to late royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, and a poem written for him by boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Quote: "You know DIANA and CHARLES? It's going to be a little bit like that I'm totally kidding. It's going to be very small." Jennifer Love Hewitt insists her upcoming wedding to Scottish actor ROSS MCCALL will be nothing like Prince Charles and the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales' grand 1981 ceremony.
Fact: A dress worn by the late DIANA, Princess Of Wales has fetched double its estimated price at auction in London. The gown, worn by the royal on a visit to Thailand in 1988, sold for GBP61,200 ($122,400) at Sotheby's.
Fact: A pink Catherine Walker evening gown once worn by late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, sold for GBP61,200 ($122,400) when it went under the hammer at London auction house Sotherby's on Tuesday (10Jul07).
Fact: British royals Prince William and Prince Harry are to auction guitars as part of the charity celebrations to commemorate the 46th birthday of their late mother DIANA, Princess Of Wales. Fans can bid for three Gigson guitars signed by acts at Sunday's (01Jul07) Concert for Diana, including Take That and SIR Elton John, from Tuesday (03Jul07) on internet auction site eBay.
Fact: Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has accepted an invitation from British PRINCEs WILLIAM and HARRY to do a 15-minute medley of his work at a tribute concert to their late mother Princess Diana being held at the new Wembley Stadium in London next summer (07).
Fact: The full inquest into DIANA, Princess Of Wales' death will not be heard until 2008.
Fact: The floral tributes which swamped London's Kensington Palace after the death of DIANA, Princess Of Wales in 1997 have been recreated to shoot a Bollywood film. Indian producers were granted permission for a scene in DANCE BABY DANCE, set in the same year in the British capital.
Fact: British Celebrity Big Brother winner CHANTELLE HOUGHTON will be wearing a dress designed by ELIZABETH EMANUEL, creator of the late Princess Diana's royal gown, when she weds ORDINARY BOYS frontman PRESTON later this year (06).
Fact: A dress worn by tragic British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, just two months before her 1997 death, is going up for auction on eBay.com.
Fact: A health and fitness book, which DIANA, Princess Of Wales endorsed before her death in 1997 is finally set to hit the shelves. The tragic royal was a big fan of fitness guru JULIE CHRYSTYN and urged her to write Body Transformation: Lose Weight, Gain Energy + Reverse Premature Aging. The book is released in America next week (01JUN06).
Fact: The Paris, France, apartment DIANA, Princess Of Wales and Dodi Fayed were on their way to when they were killed in 1997 has finally been sold by Fayed's father Mohamed Al Fayed after being empty for nine years.
Fact: British royal Prince Charles' aide MARK BOLLAND has sensationally volunteered to disclose "special information" to former Metropolitan police commissioner LORD STEVENS who is heading the inquiry into the death of DIANA, Princess Of Wales.