Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Kylie Jenner Considers Herself a Feminist: 'I Don't Depend on a Man or Anybody Else'
- Read the Cover Story: Prince, 1958-2016
- Sharon Stone and Son Laird Step Out for Mothers and Daughters Premiere
- Julianna Margulies Reflects on The Good Wife's First Season: 'I Was Overwhelmed with Being a New Mom'
- Busy Philipps on Photo Editing Apps: Sometimes You Need to 'Facetune the S---' Out of Your Photo
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- July 01, 1991
- Vol. 35
- No. 25
Three Decades of Di
Princess Diana, Her Feelings Discreetly Hidden, Marks the Big Three-Oh With, Alas, No Fanfare or Flourish
Yes, the onetime kindergarten teacher who became the world's favorite royal a decade ago turns 30 on July 1. So raise a champagne flute and cue the minstrels—because if you don't, who will? It appears that the milestone is being celebrated very quietly. Dickie Arbiter, press secretary to the Waleses, said he knew of no party planned for Diana and that, for her, the noteworthy Monday would be "a normal working day," including a lunch in London for a proposed children's hospice.
Speculation is that Prince Charles, 42, and Diana, who mark their 10th wedding anniversary on July 29, don't want a blowout that would call attention to their fractured fairy tale. "She may actually be slightly dreading the whole business," wrote a palace watcher in London's Sunday Express. "They have privately let it be known that neither the birthday nor the anniversary are to be considered 'anything special.' "
What a contrast to Charles's own 30th-birthday bash (pre-Di) in 1978, a ball for 350 guests at Buckingham Palace, replete with movie stars and ex-girlfriends. A friend of the couple's thinks Diana might, in fact, want such a fete. But, the friend says, no matter how spare the festivities, "you won't see her smile drop once."
Not to have a gala hardly seems fair. "Ten years on, it is hard to remember how the royal family ever managed without her," writes biographer Anthony Holden in his newly published A Princely Marriage. Indeed, this Saturday's child has worked hard for a living, meeting countless official appointments as if each were the first and raising Princes Wills, 9, and Harry, 6, often like a single parent. Before our eyes, she has grown from Shy Di to the jewel in the crown. Observes Holden: "The coy, slightly gawky teenager who sometimes had to be persuaded by Charles to face the cameras has grown into an elegant, self-assured woman."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!