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Princess Diana Remembered on her 21st Death Anniversary

Princess Diana, popularly known as 'People's princess' died on August 31, 1997, in a car crash in Paris, France. She was travelling with her alleged boyfriend Dodi Fayed, who died on the spot.

Princess Diana is still remembered fondly on 21 years after her death, by her admirers in Britain and around the world.

I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head – Princess Diana

As the world knew her, the ‘People’s Princess’ referred to herself as a “free spirit”. She became a part of the British royal family after marrying Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981 but her matrimonial life had always been the centre of media attraction for most of her later life.

After her divorce with Prince Charles, Diana, along with her two sons Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Duke of Sussex Prince Harry, moved on to live separately from the Royal family.

It was this media attention that some, including her younger son Prince Harry, held responsible for her death. Diana was in Paris in the August of 1997 with her alleged boyfriend Dodi Fayed when the fateful accident took place.

Diana and Fayed had left the Ritz Hotel in Paris in a Mercedes S280 before the car crash took place. Along with them were a bodyguard and a hotel security staff, who were sitting in the front seats. When the car reached a tunnel, the driver tried to avoid the paparazzi and hit a pillar.

In a documentary ‘Diana 7 days’, Prince Harry had said, “One of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people who chased her into the tunnel were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying.”

The driver and Diana’s friend died on the spot while the authorities rushed the 36-year-old Diana to the hospital.Diana’s brother Charles Spencer told People magazine in an interview that it is one of the greatest tragedies that Diana will never be able to meet her grandchildren.

Diana’s older son Prince Williams has three children with Kate Middleton Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

I’d like to be a Queen of People’s hearts – Diana.

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