Diana, Princess of Wales: Queen of Hearts
July 1, 1961 - August 31, 1997
Today we commemorate her 17th death anniversary. RIP Princess Diana.
It took me 3 ½ hours to take in what has happened, to sort my thoughts. Then I went to my sons and told them, as cautiously as possible, that their mother will never come home.
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.
17 years ago today she was unfairly taken.
Think of you every day and miss you always.
On this day in history…
31 August 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, dies.
Diana Spencer was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana and Charles were married on 29 July 1981 in St. Paul’s Cathedral - an event that was televised worldwide. Diana later gave birth to two sons, Princes William and Harry. Although Diana was relatively popular worldwide and she garnered respect for her charitable work, her marriage to Prince Charles was an unhappy one. On 28 August 1996, the royal couple divorced. Diana retained her title, Princess of Wales, however, and her place in the Royal Family as mother to the second and (at the time) third in line to the throne. She also remained a popular celebrity. On 31 August 1997, Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in Paris. The crash also killed her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the driver, Henri Paul. The accident was attributed to negligent driving and pursuing paparazzi. Diana’s funeral, though not a state funeral, was held at Westminster Abbey on 6 September. Like her wedding, the event was televised worldwide. Diana’s sudden and unexpected death caused a worldwide response - thousands attended the funeral ceremony, flowers, candles, and cards were left outside Kensington Palace (her home) for months, and the queen paid tribute to her in a live television broadcast.
”..the unique, the complex, the extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana whose beauty, both internal and external, will never be extinguished from our minds.”
1st July 1961 - 31st August 1997.
"Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny."
July 1, 1961 - August 31, 1997 ♥
"I would like to end by thanking God for the small mercies he has shown us at this dreadful time. For taking Diana at her most beautiful and radiant and when she had joy in her private life. Above all we give thanks for the life of a woman I am so proud to be able to call my sister, the unique, the complex, the extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana whose beauty, both internal and external, will never be extinguished from our minds."
July 1st, 1961 - August 31st, 1997
"She was my type for sure and i don’t like most girls"~ Michael Jackson
Princess Diana passed away 17 years ago today (31 August 1997). May Princess Diana and Michael rest in Paradise. We love you.