On August 31, 1997, shock wave gripped the entire world after news of death of The People's Princess, Princess Diana came to light. The Princes had died after suffering massive internal injuries in a high-speed car crash in Paris.
The People's Princess, Princess Diana, born on July 1, 1961, was known for her style and was closely associated with the fashion world, patronising and raising the profile of younger British designers. She was best known for her charitable work.
She was died in a road accident in the Place de l'Alma underpass on August 31, 1997 in central Paris.
Here are some more facts about The People's Princess
- She was born Lady Diana Frances Spencer on 1 July 1961 in Norfolk.
- Diana was eight years old when her parents divorced.
- She was a huge fan of pop music.
- She was said to have danced in front of her mirror at Kensington Palace listening to their hit Girls On Film on her Sony Walkman.
- She did take an interest in both music and dancing, training in classical ballet.
- Diana also enjoyed classical music, especially pieces she played on the piano and soundtracks to her beloved ballets.
- On 24 February 1981 it was officially announced that Lady Diana was to marry The Prince of Wales.
- Lady Diana Spencer married The Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981.
- They were married at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
- Her marriage ceremony drew a global television and radio audience estimated at around 1,000 million people.
- The wedding reception was held at Buckingham Palace.
- Former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair, was the first to give Princess Diana the title "The People's Princess"
- In December 1992 it was announced that The Prince and Princess of Wales had agreed to separate.
- During her marriage, the Princess was president or patron of over 100 charities.
- Widespread public mourning was observed at the death The People's Princess.
- Her funeral was held at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 September 1997.