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


As a patron of Tushinskaya Children's Hospital, Diana chats with nurses during a visit on May 16, 1996. After her death, her work in Russia was not forgotten: President Boris Yeltsin issued a statement praising her, saying, "Many exceptional projects that touched the lives of ordinary people have been put into practice in Russia with her direct participation."