Princess Diana’s caring, friendly, and down-to-earth personality made her the People’s Princess! She changed how the royals were perceived with her impressive personality and helping nature.
Her passion for humanitarian work played an essential role and positively impacted society. Helping people in distress gave her a sense of purpose and became her passion. Princess Diana worked with organizations to help the homeless, drug addicts, elderly, and youth. She was the president and patron of multiple charities throughout her life.
Here are the notable campaigns that show her as a humanitarian!
AIDS and HIV Charity Works
Princess Diana began her charity work by opening the Landmark Aids Center in Tulse Hill, London. The Landmark Aids Center aims to provide support and treatment for AIDS and HIV patients.
The National Aids Trust 1990 organized the first-ever ‘Women, AIDS & the Future’ conference, which Princess Diana attended. She gave her speech on Women & Children with AIDS as acting patron of the charity three years later.
Her AIDS charity work took her to South Africa, where she met with President Nelson Mandela. She joined the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund to help victims.
Princess Diana’s worked with AIDS and HIV charities to dispel the stigma about the diseases. She used her status to bring awareness to the AIDS and HIV epidemic.
The Stand against Landmines
Princess Diana worked and took her to stand against the use of landmines. She backed the people who suffered as a consequence and were left behind post-war.
Princess Diana worked closely with the HALO Trust after touring an Angolan minefield in 1997. Halo is an organization dedicated to removing debris after wars, especially landmines.
Princess Diana presented a speech to support the American Red Cross landmines campaign at Washington D.C and the Royal Geographical Society. Her passion and work for the cause resulted in the International Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty and made the Ottawa Convention remove landmines throughout the world.
The Leprosy Mission
Princess Diana brought the leprosy-affected people to the world’s attention. She visited and touched the affected people to dispel the myth that leprosy is a contracted disease. In 1990, Princess Diana became a patron of the Leprosy Mission. It is an organization that provides treatment, medicine, and support to individuals affected by Leprosy. Princess Diana was an active member of the Leprosy Mission and visited several charities.
She maintained the Leprosy Mission as the only international development charity until her death.
Homelessness and Poverty
Centrepoint charity provides support and housing for young people across the United Kingdom. In 1992, Princess Diana became a patron of this charity. She was passionate about helping homeless adolescents and bringing an end to youth poverty.
Princess Diana worked with Royal Marsden NHS Foundation as a patron and spokesperson. In 1989, she became the hospital’s president. She represented the Royal Marsden in 1996 for a cancer research fundraising event. In 1993, Princess Diana opened the Wolfson Children’s Cancer Unit.
Lady Diana was a member and patron of more than 100 charities. Prince William and Prince Harry are now managing many of her charities. Princess Diana’s sons are striving to continue their mother’s humanitarian legacy.