Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

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In the early hours of 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in hospital after being injured in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris, France.wikipedia
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Diana, Princess of Wales

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In the early hours of 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in hospital after being injured in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris, France.
Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 and subsequent televised funeral.

Dodi Fayed

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Her partner, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene. On Saturday, 30 August 1997, Diana left Sardinia on a private jet and arrived in Paris with Dodi Fayed, the son of Mohamed Al-Fayed.
On August 31, 1997, he died in a car crash in Paris with Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he was in a romantic relationship.

Trevor Rees-Jones (bodyguard)

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Their bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, survived serious injuries.
Trevor Rees-Jones (also known as Trevor Rees; born 3 March 1968) is an English bodyguard who was badly injured in the car crash in Paris that killed Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997.

Henri Paul

Her partner, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Henri Paul (3 July 1956 – 31 August 1997) was the driver of the Mercedes W140 in which Diana, Princess of Wales, died on 31 August 1997.

Mohamed Al-Fayed

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On Saturday, 30 August 1997, Diana left Sardinia on a private jet and arrived in Paris with Dodi Fayed, the son of Mohamed Al-Fayed.
Dodi died in a car crash in Paris with Diana, Princess of Wales, on 31 August 1997.

Charles, Prince of Wales

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At around 17:00, Diana's former husband, Charles, Prince of Wales, and her two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, arrived in Paris.
Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris the following year.

Death of Diana, Princess of Wales conspiracy theories

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The driver of that vehicle has never been conclusively traced, although many believe the driver of the Fiat was Le Van Thanh but the specific vehicle has not been identified.
After 1997, it was theorised that there was an orchestrated criminal conspiracy surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Unlawful killing

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The jury at a British inquest in 2008 returned a verdict of unlawful killing through grossly negligent driving by Paul and following vehicles.

Paparazzi

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Media blamed the erratic behaviour of paparazzi following the car.
In 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were killed in a limousine crash as their driver was speeding, trying to escape paparazzi.

Althorp

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More than one million bouquets were left at her London home, Kensington Palace, while at her family's estate of Althorp the public was asked to stop bringing flowers as the volume of people and flowers in the surrounding roads was said to be causing a threat to public safety.
Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, she was interred on a small island in the middle of the ornamental Round Oval lake.

Candle in the Wind 1997

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John performed a rewritten version of his song "Candle in the Wind" that was dedicated to her, known as "Goodbye England's Rose".
On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris, France.

Royal Standard of the United Kingdom

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In particular, the refusal of Buckingham Palace to fly the Royal Standard at half-mast provoked angry headlines in newspapers.
Controversy arose regarding the lack of a flag at half-mast over Buckingham Palace following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997.

Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer

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Protocol was disregarded when the guests applauded the speech by Diana's younger brother Earl Spencer, who strongly criticised the press and indirectly criticised the Royal Family for their treatment of her.
On 31 August 1997, his older sister Diana died after a car crash in Paris and Spencer delivered the eulogy at her funeral service held at Westminster Abbey six days later.

Elton John

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Attendants included US First Lady Hillary Clinton, Bernadette Chirac, wife of the French President, Jacques Chirac and other celebrities, including Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti and friends of Diana, George Michael and Elton John.
Later in 1997, two close friends died: designer Gianni Versace was murdered, and Diana, Princess of Wales died in a Paris car crash on 31 August.

Lady Sarah McCorquodale

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At around 17:00, Diana's former husband, Charles, Prince of Wales, and her two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, arrived in Paris.
Upon the death of Diana on 31 August 1997, Sarah flew to Paris with her younger sister, Jane, and Prince Charles to accompany Diana's body back to England.

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

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A permanent memorial, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, was opened by the Queen in Hyde Park in London on 6 July 2004.
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain is a memorial in London dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in 1997.

Elizabeth II

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A permanent memorial, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, was opened by the Queen in Hyde Park in London on 6 July 2004.
Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992, and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales.

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss

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The inquests into the deaths of Diana and Fayed opened on 8 January 2007, with Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss acting as Deputy Coroner of the Queen's Household for the Diana inquest and Assistant Deputy Coroner for Surrey in relation to the Fayed inquest.
Until June 2007, she chaired the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed.

Harrods

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All 11,000 light bulbs at Harrods were turned off and not switched on again until after the funeral.
Since the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed, Mohamed Al-Fayed's son, two memorials commissioned by Al-Fayed have been erected inside Harrods to the couple.

Concert for Diana

31 August that year brought the 10th anniversary of her death.

Flags at Buckingham Palace

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This set a precedent, and Buckingham Palace has subsequently flown the Union Flag when the Queen is not in residence.
This tradition changed in 1997, following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, when the tabloid press reported alleged public outrage because the palace did not fly a flag at half mast.

George Michael

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Attendants included US First Lady Hillary Clinton, Bernadette Chirac, wife of the French President, Jacques Chirac and other celebrities, including Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti and friends of Diana, George Michael and Elton John.
sold 3.75 million copies in the UK and became the biggest selling single in UK chart history, a title it held until 1997 when it was overtaken by Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997", released in tribute to Princess Diana following her death (Michael attended Diana's funeral with Elton John).

The Queen (2006 film)

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The Queen is a 2006 British biographical drama film that depicts the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on August 31st, 1997.

Unlawful Killing (film)

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Unlawful Killing is a 2011 British documentary film about the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed on 31 August 1997 directed by Keith Allen and shown in Cannes during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Paul Burrell

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The inquest heard evidence from people connected with Diana and the events leading to her death, including Paul Burrell, Mohamed Al-Fayed, her stepmother, the survivor of the crash, and the former head of MI5.
In 1987 Burrell joined the household of heir to the throne Charles and Diana at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, where he acted as butler to the princess until her death in August 1997.