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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Princess Diana's pregnancy

On 5 November 1981, Diana's first pregnancy was officially announced, and she frankly discussed her pregnancy with members of the press corps.In the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington,on 21 June 1982, Diana gave birth to her and Prince Charles's first son and heir, William Arthur Philip Louis.Amidst some media criticism, she decided to take William, still a baby, on her first major tours of Australia and New Zealand, but the decision was popularly applauded. By her own admission, Diana had not initially intended to take William until it was suggested by Malcolm Fraser, the Australian prime minister.
A second son, Henry Charles Albert David, was born about two years after William, on 15 September 1984.Diana asserted that she and Prince Charles were closest during her pregnancy with "Harry", as the younger prince was known. She was aware their second child was a boy, but did not share the knowledge with anyone else, including Prince Charles.
She was regarded by a biographer as a devoted and demonstrative mother.She rarely deferred to Prince Charles or to the Royal Family, and was often intransigent when it came to the children. She chose their first given names,dismissed a royal family nanny and engaged one of her own choosing, selected their schools and clothing, planned their outings and took them to school herself as often as her schedule permitted

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