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?
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KATE Middleton's mum is selling a blood-spattered princess costume causing outrage among fans and friends of Princess Diana. Carole Middleton's Party Pieces website is selling the "Zombie Sleeping Princess Costume" for girls as young as four, which features a princess's exposed "rib cage and organs". But friends of Princess Diana have described the outfit as being "sick", linking the fancy dress costume to the princess who was killed in a car crash in 1997. Princess Diana was being driven in a black Mercedes when it smashed into a pillar in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. Simone Simmons, a friend of Diana's, told The Daily Star: "This is sicker than sick. "This is really scraping the barrel. It's twisted and warped." Ms Simmons also hoped that people would boycott the website. The gory outfit is on sale at a price of £10.99 on the website, which is owned by the mother of the Duchess of Cambridge. Describing the costume, Party Pieces writes: "Our Zombie Sleeping Princess … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s mum sells ‘Zombie Princess’ Halloween outfit online sparking backlash from Princess Diana fans
THE pathologist who examined Princess Diana has revealed some of the questions he has been asked about the people's princess. Dr Richard Shepherd said he was inundated with questions about the Princess Di's autopsy but has long refused to reveal intimate details. He said: “People asked: 'Was she beautiful?' 'Was she peaceful?' 'Was she pregnant?’”, he said. “I always made sure I never said anything — in all the cases of public interest I was involved with — that hadn't already appeared in the press. “Pathologically there was no evidence that Princess Diana was pregnant, but some women say they know they're pregnant from the moment of conception. Was she one of those?” Dr Shepherd also maintains she would have walked away on the fateful night and been alive to see the her sons Harry and William get married had she worn her seat belt. At the inquest into Diana's death, accident investigator Anthony Read said he could "almost guarantee" … [Read more...] about Pathologist who examined Princess Diana’s body reveals questions people always ask him
ARETHA Franklin fans everywhere will be able to watch her funeral today as it's livestreamed online and picked up on television. The event will feature performances from Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Ronald Isley, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Fantasia and Yolanda Adam. The Associated Press will livestream the whole day on its website. Both Fox News and CNN will air live portions of the service, as will Channel 4 in the UK. The Queen of Soul will be laid to rest this Friday, August 31, in Detroit, Michigan - the city where she grew up - at 10am local time. For UK viewers the event will start at 3pm. How to watchThe funeral will take place on August 31 in Detroit, Michigan. The funeral will begin at 3pm UK time, or 10am Eastern Time. Viewers will be able to watch the livestream on the Associated Press website. Day two of public viewing of Aretha Franklin's casket at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit The list of speakers will include … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin’s funeral to be televised around the world in one of the largest since Princess Diana’s funeral
PRINCESS Diana's former butler has warned Meghan Markle she will struggle with life as a Royal. And Paul Burrell, 60 told the Duchess of Sussex she should "get on with it" when it came to babies with new husband Prince Harry. In an interview for Yahoo News'weekly six-part series, The Royal Box, the former confidante of Princess Diana opened up about the newest member of the Royal Family, and the kind of pressures she was under. Mr Burrell said: "I think, yes she did want to be famous, she's got everything that she wanted, but I [also] think 'be careful what you wish for' because sometimes it's not all that it seems. "Diana found that out, at an early age. To be a royal princess sometimes, losing your anonymity, losing that freedom, that's a big ask for any woman in today's society." He pointed to the coincidence of Meghan's rise to fame on legal drama Suits - adding "she has just landed the biggest role of her life". Paul Burrell discusses his relationship with Princess Diana and how … [Read more...] about Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell warns Meghan Markle she will struggle with royal life and ‘losing freedom’