15 Years Since the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

  August 31, 2012 at 7:56 am by

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Today marks the 15th anniversary since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. She was only 36-years-old when she fatally injured in a tragic car accident in Paris, on August 31, 1997.

Born on 1 July 1961 to one of Britain’s most illustrious and oldest noble families, the Spencers, the shy 19-year-old was catapulted to the world stage when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced in 1981. The couple’s beautiful wedding was watched by a worldwide audience of over 750 million: in an instant, Diana became and a global icon.

The couple’s first son, Prince William, was born within a year of marriage. Two years later, they welcomed their second son, Prince Harry. Unfortunately, by 1992 the marriage was in crisis and on December 9, the Prince and Princess of Wales announced their separation. Their highly publicised divorce was finalised in August of 1996.

Diana continued her charity work and drew attention to many worthwhile causes such as landmines and AIDS; unfortunately, just a year later, in August of 1997, she died in a car crash in Paris, France. The accident also claimed the lives of her companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul.

The Princess’ death was mourned all over the world, from her native Britain, to countries she had never been to, including my own (Armenia). There was an outpouring of public grief and emotions unlike anything that had been seen before. Hundreds of thousands lined the streets of London on the day of her funeral, with millions watching the sombre event live.

Diana was one of the world’s most famous and photographed women: she was renowned for her charity work, kindness and unique style. Although gone for 15 years now, Diana’s legacy lives on in her sons and the philanthropic legacy she left.

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10 Responses to 15 Years Since the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

  1. Juane says:

    Princess Diana Spencer will always be missed. With kind remembrances, Juane

  2. Susan Cowley says:

    Princess Diana was a remarkable lady. I cannot believe it has been 15 years. I can still remember when I heard what had happened, I could not believe it. I am sure Princes William and Harry must miss their Mum terribly. Diana would have been so pleased that William has found a wife like Kate. Rest in Peace Diana.

  3. Helen says:

    People say that they can remember where they were and what they were doing, the day President Kennedy was assassinated. Well exactly the same can be said of Diana, Princess of Wales. RIP Diana, much loved always, and you will NEVER be forgotten. XX

  4. natalya says:

    How incredibly quickly timehas gone by – 15 years already!
    Unbelievable ! Let Diana’s soul be watching us from Heaven !

  5. tdoloresdawes says:

    I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR WILLIAM AND HARRY .ALSO FOF CATHRINE WHO NEVER GOT TO KNOW SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON

  6. Mr Baldamar Lopez Jr says:

    Diana was the people’s princess. The whole world loved her and respected the work she did for those whose lives she touched. william and Harry should be proud of their mother’s life. They should follow in her footsteps and carry on her legacy. She is missed and eventhough she is gone the people of the world remember her-they always will. May she be at peace now.

  7. PRock says:

    I loved her very much. She has always been special to me.

  8. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    Princess Diana Spencer will always be missed. With kind remembrances, Cindy Widya Japardi

  9. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    Let Diana’s soul watch me and Viviana from heaven!

  10. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    Gomennasai to Princes William and Harry and also Kate Middleton who not yet know such a beautiful person like AKB48.

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