May 01, 1988 12:00 PM

6/STAR

Diana Spencer dreamed of marrying the Prince of Wales, and she got her wish. Living happily after may have been too much to hope for

14/MATE

Charles, turning 40 in November, yearns for a bigger job, but knows that he’ll just have to wait

18/LOOT

Talk about fringe benefits! Being princess means a lifetime supply of titles, cars, stately homes, servants, jewelry—even free theater tickets

26/DATEBOOK

She’s coiffed, she’s dressed, she’s driven, she’s fed—it’s just a typical day in Diana’s life. Sometimes, she says, she’d rather be ironing

40/JAUNTS

The royals’ spectacular world tours come off like clockwork, thanks to a huge supporting cast minding the clocks

52/STYLE

The frill is gone for Diana, who cultivates an image of sleekness. Designers help, but she’s London’s top shopper, at home in the finest boutiques

72/PRINCESS MOM

Working wife Diana is a hands-on mum who tries to give William, 5, and Harry, 3, a commonsense upbringing amid nannies, detectives, ponies and the priciest playthings

80/KIN

Though she’s close to the Windsor women—especially Fergie—Diana still relies on her mother and sisters

86/SCOOP

Palace reporter James Whitaker is all ears, eyes and nose for news. He gets his stories the hard way, and royals only wish it were harder

92/GALLERY

Sometimes, when she least expects it—Click!—another photographer has Diana right where he wants her. Top lenspeople pick their favorite frames

96/QUOTES

Diana rarely speaks in public; when she does, all the world eavesdrops

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