For many it seems hard to believe, but it was 15 years ago that the world was shocked with the news that Diana, the Princess of Wales, had been killed in a car crash in Paris.
Now more than a decade later, the ‘People’s Princess’ is being remembered for her tragic death.
For many people, the words of former British prime minister Tony Blair will always live on as Diana is remembered.
“She was the people’s princess, and that’s how she will stay, how she will remain,” Blair said.
It was August 31, 1997, when the Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris.
The Mercedes she was in with her boyfriend and driver was being chased by the paparazzi when it crashed.
It was later determined her driver had been drinking.
The outpouring of support was unlike anything ever seen, and it took days for the Queen to make a statement.
“I for one believe there are lessons to be drawn from her life, and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death,” she said.
Years later when Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton, he was well aware that his mother’s act would be a hard one to follow.
“It’s about carving your own future, no one is trying to fill my mother’s shoes,” William said.
The camera’s have been less intrusive with Kate than they were in Diana’s day, but they are still very much present.