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


In the U.S. to raise money for cancer research, Diana toured Cook County Hospital on June 5, 1996, and visited Cantrice Johnson, 13, a patient in the pediatric intensive care unit. "If she ever wanted to give up her day job as a princess she'd make a wonderful hospital administrator," said John Barrett, head of the trauma ward.