Diana Frances Spencer became the Princess of Wales - and a media darling - when she married Prince Charles in 1981.
An iconic figure of the 20th century, Princess Diana (1961-1997) epitomized feminine beauty and elegance, making her one of the most-photographed people of her time. She managed to make the British royal family more accessible to the masses. Diana was also respected for her extensive charity work, particularly her support of AIDS patients and campaign against landmines. Her marriage to Prince Charles produced two sons, Princes William and Harry. She and Charles divorced in 1996. Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in 1997.
The East-African country of Kenya is battling with some major environmental challenges: As sea levels rise due to climate change, its monuments and historical sites by the coast are at risk of disappearing. Diana Wanyonyi went out exploring in the coastal city of Mombasa.
In Kenya, the majority of the population is under 35 but a large part of those people are unemployed. Some try to set up their own businesses but others opt to sell their own bodies in order to make a quick buck. DW's Diana Wanyonyi met up with two young men who work as male prostitutes and are part of an organisation which provides counselling and testing for HIV positive people.
Who exactly is Meghan Markle, the 36-year-old fiancée of Prince Harry? With one month to go until the wedding of the year, a new biography on the American actress-cum-future princess's life hits the bookshelves.
A new exhibition at the Bergen-Belsen memorial site records how children lived in the concentration camp — and in some cases survived. The curator told DW about the important testimonies that were collected for the show.
Kenya is one of the transit routes for narcotics. Drug abuse has ruined an estimated 500,000 lives, most of them young people. As Diana Wanyonyi reports from Mombasa, a community based organization called Teen Watch is tackling the drug menace head on by creating awareness and rehabilitating drug addicts.
Security agencies and human rights groups in Kenya are worried by the increasing number of young women joining Somali’s terrorist group al-Shabab. In the coastal region, it’s claimed the militia is using women to gather information and spy for them — as they arouse less suspicion. In Mombasa, Diana Wanyonyi met one of the women who has since returned from Somalia.
Beauty is more than just skin deep. To emphasize that, some 50 youths on the Kenyan coast recently took part in a beauty pageant with a difference. They competed to show how much work they had put in to educating their peers on sexual health and encouraging them to be empowered economically. From Mombasa DW correspondent Diana Wanyonyi reports.
In many countries, particularly in Africa, women who are unable to have children suffer stigma. Sometimes they even face isolation and violence. Even though infertility can sometimes be treated it is far beyond the means of many people. Diana Wanyonyi reports from Mombasa in Kenya.
Queen Elizabeth II's lingerie maker Rigby & Peller has lost its royal warrant after its former owner described fittings with royal members. The brand was one of some 800 companies allowed to use the royal coat of arms.
Prince Harry, the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, will be marrying US actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May 2018. So how will a foreign, divorced, feminist professional actress of mixed heritage be welcomed into the British royal family, and by the British people? Lars Bevanger has this postcard.
It's 20 years ago this week since Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash in Paris. The anniversary has seen a wave of commemorations and remembrance in the UK - where two decades on from her death she is still a figure that looms large in the nation's psyche.