August 31, 2016 4:59 pm
Updated: August 31, 2016 5:02 pm

Princess Diana: looking back at her life on the anniversary of her death

Wednesday marks the 19th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.


Many remember where they were on Aug. 31, 1997, when they heard the news Princess Diana had died.

It was 19 years ago when Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed were run off the road by paparazzi after leaving their Paris hotel shortly after midnight.

The car, driven by a chauffeur who had a blood-alcohol level three times the country’s legal limit, rolled over and slammed into the wall of a tunnel entrance, according to People Magazine.

Princess Diana was rushed to the hospital where doctors tried to save her life. A few hours later, the People’s Princess was dead.

The memory of Princess Diana has continued to live on through generations and her two children William and Harry. Her love for the people and passion for causes and work with charities will forever be remembered by Britain and the rest of the world.

So to celebrate one of the most beloved public figures of our time, Global News takes a look back at some of the moments of the princess’ life and her untimely death.


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