Princess Diana, the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, died 19 years ago today.

Remembering Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car accident in Paris, France on August 31, 1997. She and her companion Dodi Al Fayed were riding in the backseat of a Mercedes as it traveled at high speeds into a tunnel while a swarm of paparazzi followed. The vehicle crashed into a column and flipped over several times. Diana was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was later declared dead. She was only 36.

Following Princess Diana’s death, then Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that she had been the “people’s princess.” Nearly 20 years after Diana’s passing, the people of England and beyond still fondly remember her. On Twitter, many have paid their respects by posting pictures of the late royal.

Prince William, who is now a father of two, recently admitted that the sting of Diana’s death has never left him. “I still miss my mother every day,” he told a teen who’d recently lost his own mother earlier this summer. “And it’s 20 years after she died.”

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