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The Princess And The Paupers

Since Princess Diana's death 22 years ago, one generation of Royals has grown up, and another generation has sprouted up. The stage, the spotlight, the media circus once saved for Diana is, today, shared by Kate and Meghan. And George, Charlotte, Louis and Archie. And sometimes even Princes William and Harry. Sometimes.

The new obsession with the newer Royals is a key reason the focus is fading on Princess Diana. But there is no denying Diana lives on through her sons, through her influence over them in youth, and through their witness of her sincere demonstrations of love, compassion and empathy.

"Carry out a random act of kindness,

with no expectation of reward,

safe in the knowledge that one day

someone might do the same for you." —Diana

On the anniversary of Princess Diana's death, there will be some media — albeit less with every year — that share thoughts on this iconic, international, and once influential, woman, mother and advocate. Diana helped change the world's view of HIV/AIDS and of landmines. But her first, true cause upon joining the Royal family was homelessness.

Prince William once revealed that Princess Diana started to take him to 'The Passage', a homeless centre in Westminster near Buckingham Palace, when he was just twelve. Prince Williams still visits the centre today.