The Royals

Princess Diana and the Causes Close to Her Heart

The people's Princess, who would have been 54 today, championed many causes – and touched countless lives


Diana smiles while holding a small child during a visit to a hostel for abandoned children during a visit to Brazil in 1991. Many of the residents were HIV positive or suffered from AIDS. Two years prior, Diana had made headlines when she hugged a young child with AIDS – at the time, the stigma around the disease still persisted.