PRINCESS DIANA, 1961-1997: DIANA: THE PRINCESS OF HEARTS

EVEN AFTER SHE LOST THE TITLE, DIANA WAS TRULY HER ROYAL HIGHNESS

It takes nothing but fate to be born a princess; how much harder it is to become one. Maybe one reason we could not take our eyes or our hearts off Princess Diana was that she made it so easy to claim her as secretly, subversively, one of our own.

Grace Kelly proved America could dress up, go to the ball and come back with a prince. She left Hollywood and found royalty. Diana crossed the other way, dancing with John Travolta at the White House. She was the next chapter, the princess who insisted, with the innocence of a New...