PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the world in shock when she was tragically killed in a car crash in August 1997. Conspiracy theories have clouded her death over the last 20 years - here's everything we know about what happened to the royal. When and how did Princess Diana die? Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. The tunnel is located right in the heart of the French capital by the River Seine. Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash. Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived with horrific injuries. In the days following her death, a sea of flowers and tributes were left outside the gates of Kensington Palace in an enormous outpouring of public grief. Diana's funeral was held on September 6, 1997, at Westminster Abbey and was shown on British television, attracting an audience of 32.1million viewers. An … [Read more...] about When did Princess Diana die, where did the Paris car crash take place and what age was the Princess of Wales at the time of her death?
MEGHAN Markle is risking Royal Family’s reputation with lavish baby shower, Princess Diana’s former top aide says. The Duchess of Sussex, 37, jetted into New York this week to have a baby shower with friends and indulge in some shopping. The trip reportedly cost around £330,000 but because it was a private visit the British taxpayer didn’t pick up the tab. Friends of Meghan are said to have paid the bill but the Duchess came under fire for making the journey. Meghan, along with husband Prince Harry, 34, are now on off to Morocco for a three-day visit promoting diplomatic relations and showing support for charitable causes. Princess Diana’s former private secretary Patrick Jephson has now issued a word of caution saying jaunts, like Meghan’s baby shower trip, risk the “credibility and dignity” of the “royal free-riders”. He said: “She is a prominent member of the British Royal Family, entrusted with the country’s … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle is risking Royal Family’s reputation with lavish baby shower, Princess Diana’s former top aide says
PIERS Morgan has blasted George Clooney's claim that Meghan Markle is being "vilified like Princess Diana". The Good Morning Britain host's blistering rebuttal came after Clooney criticised the press for "pursuing" the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle wears cream Calvin Klein dress as she joins Prince Harry for gala performance of The Wider Earth at the Natural History Museum The 57-year-old actor - who attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding last year with wife Amal - said: "They're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere. "She's a woman who is seven months pregnant and she is being pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was, and it's history repeating itself. "And we've seen how that ends. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to see that." Clooney's comments came as Meghan was locked in a fierce war of words with her family after a bombshell letter to her dad was leaked to a newspaper last weekend. PIERS HITS BACK But hours later Piers … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan blasts George Clooney’s claim Meghan Markle is being ‘vilified like Princess Diana’
IT’S a tactic straight out of the Princess Diana PR handbook. Defy the stuffy palace bigwigs and flunkies, brief friends about the “truth” behind the headlines and take back control. This week Meghan, 37 — bitterly frustrated at being told not to react publicly to the spat with her rogue dad Thomas and being cast as “Duchess Difficult” — took matters into her own hands. With tales of her staff leaving, 5am emails to assistants and feuds with sister-in-law Kate, pregnant Meghan authorised five of her “girl squad” to tell a US magazine the “truth”. Suddenly here was the bombshell news that she had written a long letter of heartbreak to her father, accusing him of “victimising” her. This was Meghan — just like Diana in the 1980s and 1990s — bypassing Palace protocol and “setting the record straight”. Ingrid Seward, Editor-in-Chief of Majesty magazine, said: “If there was something … [Read more...] about Maverick Meghan Markle is ‘new Diana’ with PR tactics, briefing friends on the ‘truth’ behind headlines and defying stuffy palace bigwigs
DRUG addled Michael Jackson wanted to “marry” the young daughter of the child star of Oliver! whom he likened to Princess Diana, it has been claimed. According to singer’s former private doctor Conrad Murray, Jacko wanted to wed the 12 year-old Harriet who was daughter of his good friend Mark Lester. The comments have come to light following a slew of new allegations to emerge in the documentary Leaving Neverland. But dad Mark has speculated Michael might have said he wanted to marry his daughter in a "fairy tale" and "innocent" way. Mark explained: "It's very hard for me to tell you in a short amount of time what he was like." But a year later, in an interview with the Daily Mail, he said he was concerned towards the end of Jackson’s life, when the singer remarked that one of Lester’s teenage daughters looked like Princess Diana and he wanted to marry her. He said: “Michael was going off the rails a bit then. I think he was a bit unbalanced. … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson ‘wanted to marry pal Mark Lester’s underage daughter because she looked like Princess Diana’