The 31st Day of August

Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash in Paris 1997

In the early hours of 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in hospital after being injured in a motor vehicle accident in a road tunnel in Paris. Her partner, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, survived with serious injuries.

Some media claimed the erratic behaviour of paparazzi following the car, as reported by the BBC, had contributed to the crash.

Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash in Paris 1997

Diana was 36 years old when she died. Her death caused an unprecedented outpouring of public grief in the United Kingdom and worldwide, and her funeral was watched by an estimated 2.5 billion people.

Extra Note: Public interest in Diana has remained high and she has retained regular press coverage in the years after her death.

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