About 15 years after he became royalty, Diana of Wales supported more than a hundred of causes to which she lent her name and activism as a princess. However, on July 16, 1996, one day after Carlos and Diana presented the divorce agreement to the judge, she had to resign from nearly 100 patrons, including her vice-presidency of the Red Cross, a role in which she The organization had promoted Lady Di from royal figure to global ambassador.
Although Diana faced fewer difficulties at the time than her youngest son and Meghan Markle, there was a compelling reason for the massive abandonment and that is that, despite her efforts to separate her marital problems from her dedication to charities, the ex-wife of Prince Charles did not find any financial backing.
Lady Di’s ability would be reduced when the divorce became official and at that time, it was not even very clear if she could continue to use St. James’s Palace to work on her projects. A spokesman for Buckingham Palace told the media that “they fully understood the decision” and that, although Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles had never pressured her to abandon their patronages, they would not have financed them either.
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