The Death of an Icon.
Some events have such an impact and elicit such an enormous emotional response from the public that they define an era. The news of Dianna’s crash on August 31, 1997, and the subsequent reports of her death, brought forth such a wave of sorrow that it marked the 90’s as the decade that Dianna died.
The first emergency news report of Diana’s fatal crash
Diana initially survived the crash, but later succumbed to her injuries at a Paris hospital a few hours later. Al-Fayed and the driver were also killed, and a bodyguard was seriously injured. French authorities investigated the crash and the driver was found to have a high level of alcohol in his system at the time of the accident. The role of the pursuing photographers in the tragedy was also scrutinised.
The 80’s years.
It was Diana’s calm, loving manner that most people remember her for, and this is what photos of her during the 80’s really showed.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was the wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry as The Honourable Diana Spencer.
Born Diana Spencer on July 1, 1961, Princess Diana became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She married heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, on July 29, 1981. They had two sons and later divorced in 1996. Diana died in a car crash after trying to escape the paparazzi in Paris on the night of August 30, 1997.
Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, in November 1977 when he and Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah, were dating. He took a serious interest in her as a potential bride during the summer of 1980, when they were guests at a country weekend, where she watched him play polo. The relationship developed as he invited her for a sailing weekend to Cowes aboard the royal yacht Britannia
Continuing her charitable efforts is the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Established after her death, the fund provides grants to numerous organisations and supports initiatives to provide care to the sick in Africa, help refugees, and stop the use of land mines.