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Diana, Princess of Wales
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Diana visits an HIV/AIDS patient at the London Lighthouse in 1996. Princess Di was the first royal to have contact with AIDS victims; her activism was met with disapproval from the Queen. However, Diana's willingness to embrace those suffering from the disease helped dispel early misconceptions about AIDS.

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