A quiet moment for Diana on the springboard of the Jonikal in Italy. A week before her death.
Princess Diana died in Paris France on August 31, 1997. Her body was flown to London, England, to be buried. Her funeral was watched by more than 2.5 billion people worldwide.
Three million people made their way to London, England, to pay their respects to the “People’s Princess.”
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“Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality. Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic.” – Diana’s brother Earl Spencer, part of his speech at her funeral.