1961 - 1 July
The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer is born at Park House, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, England.
Diana becomes Lady Diana Spencer when her father succeeds her grandfather and becomes the 8th Earl Spencer. The family then moves to Althorp House, Northamptonshire.
Lady Diana goes to finishing school at the Institute Alpin Videmanette in Rougemont, Switzerland.
Lady Diana moves into a flat at Coleherne Court, London and starts work at a London kindergarten a year later.
Lady Diana has her first official three-day tour with HRH The Prince of Wales.
Lady Diana Spencer and The Prince of Wales are engaged. She moves to Clarence House, London, the home of HRH Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
HRH The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer are married at St Paul's Cathedral, London.
They Become Their Royal Highness The Prince and Princess of Wales
HRH The Princess of Wales sets up a trust in her own name, so she could donate her own money to others.
1982 - 21 June
HRH Prince William Arthur Philip Louis is born.
1984 - 15 September
HRH Prince Henry (Harry) Charles Albert David is born.
1985 - October
HRH The Princess of Wales begins to make solo trips abroad and visits the Royal Hampshire Regiment's base in Berlin.
Visits Middlesex Hospital, London, and was the first to shake hands with an AIDS patient. Palace advisors had initially tried to dissuade her.
1989 - February
HRH The Princess of Wales visits sufferers at a leprosy clinic in Indonesia.
HRH The Princess of Wales visits the AIDS paediatric unit at Harlem Hospital, US, where she held a baby with AIDS.
1990 - March
Visits Yaounde Deaf School, Cameroon, and Lagos Hospital, Nigeria.
HRH The Princess of Wales visits a shelter for abandoned children with AIDS in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Visits Six Acres Day Centre, Taunton, Devon.
Visits Pakistan's Badshahi Mosque, Norpoor Family Centre and Khyber Regiment.
HRH The Princess of Wales and HRH Prince Charles visit Canada.
1992 - February
Visits India, including Mother Teresa's Hospice for the Sick and Dying, Calcutta.
HRH The Princess of Wales visits Westlawn Special School, Tyne and Wear.
The Prime Minister announces the official separation of HRH Prince Charles and HRH The Princess of Wales.
1993 - March
HRH The Princess of Wales visits Red Cross relief projects.
HRH The Princess of Wales visits the Tgongora refugee camp, Zimbabwe, and the Nemazura refugee camp, Zimbabwe, where she helps serve their food.
HRH The Princess of Wales cuts down the number of official engagements, but after a lengthy break continues to do more for the charities she supports.
HRH The Princess of Wales is awarded the title of 'International Humanitarian of the Year' in the US.
1995 - January
Attends the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts' charity gala dinner, New York.
HRH The Princess of Wales arranges a Concert of Hope in Cardiff in June 1995 to raise money for Ty Hafan, a new hospice set up in July 1995.
HRH The Princess of Wales and HRH The Prince of Wales' last official engagement together at the VJ Day celebrations, London.
Visits Italy in association with the Red Cross.
Attends charity dinner in Argentina.
HRH The Princess of Wales raises $1.4 million for a US breast cancer benefit.
HRH The Princess of Wales attends dinner at Harrods to raise funds for heart research, especially for the work done at the Papworth Hospital, of which the Princess was a high profile supporter.
HRH The Princess of Wales attends a breast cancer symposium during her 48-hour fundraising blitz in Chicago.
HRH The Princess of Wales' marriage to HRH Prince Charles is dissolved with the granting of a decree absolute.
Diana, Princess of Wales goes to Washington D.C. to attend a White House breakfast hosted by Mrs Clinton to raise money for breast cancer research.
Diana, Princess of Wales visits London Lighthouse AIDS centre.
Diana, Princess of Wales receives a humanitarian award in Italy from the Pio Manzu Centre.
Diana, Princess of Wales joins the British Red Cross's new campaign against landmines.
Diana, Princess of Wales visits The Halo Trust on site in Angola.
79 of Diana, Princess of Wales' dresses are auctioned in New York, raising $3.25m (£1,960,150) for cancer and AIDS charities.
Diana, Princess of Wales visits Mother Teresa at the Missionaries of Charity residence in the South Bronx.
Diana, Princess of Wales carries out her last official engagement at the children's unit at Northwick Park and at St Mark's Hospital in London.
Diana, Princess of Wales visits Bosnia with the Landmine Survivors Network.
Diana, Princess of Wales dies following a car crash in Paris, France.
Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place at Westminster, London.
Diana, Princess of Wales is buried on a small island in a lake on the Althorp estate, her family's ancestral home.