Thursday, 31 August 2017

Diana, Princess of Wales 1961 - 1997


Diana, Princess of Wales
1961 - 1997

Diana, Princess of Wales died twenty years ago today. Fatally injured in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris just after 12.20am on August 31st 1997, she died in Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital around 4am. Twenty years on, many tributes have been paid and many memories shared. The princess continues to fascinate and will for many years to come. An integral part of the House of Windsor, her life and her death changed it forever. Twenty years on, the world still remembers Diana, Princess of Wales.



There are several articles on the blog about Diana and the events marking her anniversary this year. Among them are the tributes paid to her by her sons, William and Harry, who visited the White Garden planted in her honour on August 30th 2017.



The garden was planted earlier this year and is one of many tributes to the princess. It's at her London home, Kensington Palace, which is also hosting an exhibition of her dresses to mark her life in fashion. Buckingham Palace also has a special display celebrating the life of the princess.



William and Harry have also been speaking about their mum this year in several TV programmes and interviews. Their tributes are the most moving and poignant as they remember Diana, twenty years on.

Photo credit: Wiki Commons 

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