On this day (August 31st) in 1997, the world mourned the tragic death of Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. The sudden and unexpected death of an extraordinarily popular royal figure brought statements from senior figures worldwide and many tributes by members of the public. People left public offerings of flowers, candles, cards, and personal messages outside Kensington Palace for many months.
Though she never found her happily-ever-after with Prince Charles (the couple divorced in 1996, just a year before her death), Diana remains one of the most popular members of the Royal Family, and continues to influence the principles of the Royal’s and its younger generations – 21 years after her passing.
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