PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the country in shock after she was killed in a car crash in August 1997. A number of events were organised and TV shows broadcast to mark the 20th anniversary of her passing as Britain remembered her legacy. 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. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her death, with many events being held in her memory. Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash. Her 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 and how old was she when the Paris car crash happened?
Culture Meghan Markle Prince Harry wedding The upcoming union between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle presents a special opportunity to change the royal view on race relations in the U.K., according to British writer Andrew Morton, who penned a notorious biographer of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana. While speaking with TMZ on Friday, Morton noted the radical change Markle represents and what that means for the monarchy going forward. “The royal family have not been top of the list for racial integration. There’s only been six percent of the workforce inside the palaces [that] are from ethnic backgrounds,” Morton said. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry speak with guests as they attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by the Foreign Secretary during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. Princess Diana's biographer says … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle Will Change Royal Views on Race Relations, According to Princess Diana’s Biographer
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Media & Culture Entertainment By Camille Heimbrod 04/19/18 AT 8:09 AM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will soon tie the knot, and royal fans expect them to share a public kiss after their wedding ceremony.Multiple sources revealed that the royal couple won’t share a balcony kiss like Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton.Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, told Entertainment Tonight that St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Prince Harry, and Markle’s wedding venue, doesn’t have a balcony.“The only thing about St. George’s is it doesn’t have a balcony. So we won’t get to see that big balcony wave that we got with the royal wedding being in central London and of course at Buckingham Palace,” Nicholl said.Express recently shared the iconic balcony kiss photos of Prince Charles and … [Read more...] about Prince Charles, Princess Diana Royal Wedding Kiss Revisited Before Harry, Meghan’s Nuptials
EMBALMING is the process by which corpses are preserved either for funerals or display. Made famous by the Egyptians, who'd preserve their Pharaohs, it is only to be carried out when the subject is already deceased... though horrible accidents have occurred. What does being embalmed alive mean? Being embalmed alive is incredibly painful - and death does not come immediately. The blood is supposed to be removed first but in the case of accidental embalming, a formaldehyde-based solution would be pumped straight into the arteries. As was the case for Ekaterina Fedyaeva, this toxic substance would cause internal organs to shut down. The solution - injected into the arteries - works by killing bacteria and "fixing" cellular proteins so they can't feed the bacteria - hence stopping decomposition. What is the process of embalming? One of the first things embalmers do is make sure the subject is really dead by checking for vitals including pulse and even clouded corneas. Blood is then drained … [Read more...] about What does being embalmed alive mean, who has been embalmed and how long does it last? From Princess Diana to the Egyptians
PUBLISHED: 17:27 19 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:42 20 May 2014 Paul Wright Funeral director Richard Putt, driver Tony Ryan, assistant Lee Ellis and deputy foreman Tony McMorrow. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant The firm of funeral directors that serves the Royal Family has opened its doors to the public for the first time in 225 years. Leverton & Sons, based in Eversholt Street, Mornington Crescent, took part in an open day yesterday as part of the Dying Matters Awareness Week - a nationwide campaign to change attitudes toward dying, death and bereavement. Those attending were able to meet the staff, take part in discussions on death, take a ride in one its famous limousines and learn how to carry a coffin properly. As one of the country’s longest established and most respected firms of funeral directors, Levertonss has conducted the funerals of Princess Diana, the Queen Mother and, more recently, Margaret Thatcher. The business - run by eight generations of the same … [Read more...] about Princess Diana’s funeral directors shed light on death during open day