Rosie Cooper, Bill Cooper and Princess Diana



ID: Rosie Cooper, wearing her lord mayoral chain, stands between her father, on the left, and Princess Diana of Wales on the right. Her father is signing, and Rosie is interpreting the conversation for them as they speak. Rosie Cooper has dedicated much of her career to advocating for D/deaf communities across Merseyside and West Lancashire. Whilst serving as Lord Mayor of Liverpool from 1992-1993, she and her father, Bill, pictured beside her, met with Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana was patron of the British Deaf Association from 1983 onwards, an organisation that Rosie has supported and successfully campaigned alongside for many years. Here, Rosie can be seen interpreting for her father, who was Deaf, and for Diana, as they have a conversation.