Princess Diana Speech: Women and Mental Health
Learn English with Princess Diana. At a Turning Point conference in 1993, Diana speaks about the plight of women who suffer from depression and find themselves hooked on pills. This is one of her most powerful speeches, as she speaks from her heart and experiences. Diana, Princess of Wales, was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales—the heir apparent to the British throne—and was the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 and subsequent televised funeral. Her legacy has had a deep impact on the royal family and British society. In this speech, she also quotes: “Each person is born with very individual qualities and potential. We as a society owe it to women to create a truly supportive environment in which they too can grow and move forward.” – Watch with big English subtitles.