It’s been 21 years since the death of Princess Diana. Her legacy is imprinted in the memory of millions of people who ever received her help or support, or who simply followed her life as an onlooker. She was the People’s Princess, the philanthropist, a loving mother and a devoted friend. Behind the cameras, she was a casual and joyful person, who had a real “zest for life.”
Rosa Monckton, a friend of the late Royal's, shared a rare picture of Diana on Twitter in order to pay tribute to the princess and mark the 21st anniversary of her tragic death.
The picture is quite uncommon for the most photographed woman in the world! Diana is captured with her eyes closed, laughing genuinely, dressed casually in an oversized sweatshirt. The caption reveals the sweet memory Monchton keeps of her late friend:
Diana as I remember her. Not enough is written about her sense of fun and zest for life. The friend and wonderful godmother to Domenica. RIP
Princess Diana provided massive support for Rosa when her newborn daughter, Domenica, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Devastated with the diagnosis at the time, the mother still recalls Diana’s encouragement:
She said, ‘Believe in her, love her and I’ll be there every step of the way.” She already had that vision of what Domenica could become, which I simply couldn’t see.
Now, inspired by her daughter, Monckton organized a charity foundation, Team Dominica, that helps people with learning disabilities gain communicative and working experience and get a job. She says:
She (Diana) would be so proud of Domenica and what she’s achieved, and of this.
Princess Diana’s legacy lives on. Even though she's not physically present, she continues to influence people’s lives and inspire them to follow her life path.