The former Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961. At the time of her birth, her parents were known as Lord and Lady Althorp. Her father was a former captain in the Royal Scots Greys and was equerry to the late King George VI and subsequently Queen Elizabeth II. According to sources, Diana's parents expected her to be a boy and were so intent on producing a male heir that more than a week passed before she even received a name. Here, Diana Spencer enjoys a summer day in 1968.