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‘I Will Never Forget The Day Diana Died.’ Do You Recall The Sad and Gloomy Day When The Beloved Princess Diana Left Us?

Date December 25, 2018 17:07

On August 31, 1997, the world came to a stand-still when we learned that the most beloved Princess Diana was no more. For most of us, our memories of that day are painfully etched in our memories as we could hardly believe that the Princess of Wales, one of the most influential women of all time, had been taken from us.

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Well, while most of us heard the tragic news from friends and family members, for newscasters, reporting the major media event of 1997 was even more tragic as they had to tell it to their viewers while processing it at the same time. For these reporters, such as Kay Burley from Sky News, reporting that the Princess had been killed after sustaining injuries from a car accident in Paris was hard to deliver.

Even for Queen Elizabeth, the death of Diana was both a personal tragedy and a defining moment of her reign as she addressed the nation live for the first time since the Gulf War in 1991.

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The memories of Princess Diana’s tragic day are still alive

Many years after she passed away, many people still remember Princess Diana for the many achievements she accomplished in her life. Most of her reputation had been gained through her ability to relate with everyone as she was considered the most outgoing member of the Royal Family.

For some, Princess Diana’s passing is still fresh as her name rekindles the great sorrow that covered the world she had inspired with her great personality.

To others, seeing their family members, especially moms, breaking down after hearing the news was heartrending.

For many around the world, however, Princess Diana was more than a royal. She had woven herself into the hearts of many who considered her to be family.

At home, Diana was honored by people from all walks of life

For Britons, Buckingham Palace was a meeting point where they could pay respect to her memory.

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From children to parents, hand-drawings, written prayers, and bouquets among other personal memorabilia were left to honor the Princess’ memory.

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Even though many had never met her, they felt connected to Princess Diana. They wept for her and dedicated prayers and well-wishes for her two young children, Princes Harry and William.

While her passing was tragic, the gloomy reception of the news was proof that she had touched the lives of many. Decades later, she is still remembered for her free spirit, charisma, philanthropic works, and her cheery personality that endeared her to everyone. While she may not be with us, it is no secret that Princess Diana’s memory will live forever.

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