Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

When did this happen? August 31, 1997
Where did this happen? Paris, France
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Quick Facts about Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

105 km/h
collision with pillar
seat belts worn
2.5 billion
people watched TV ceremony
3 million
people at/around funeral

Death of Diana, Princess of Wales: What happened?

On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. Her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were also pronounced dead at the scene; the bodyguard of Diana and Dodi, Trevor Rees-Jones, was the only survivor.


  1. Jim

    I was living in England when I heard of the death of Diana. I was never really a big fan of Diana to be honest but I was as shocked as anyone by her untimely death. What I remember most about Diana’s death is the week that followed. It was quite a surreal week where everyone seemed to be in a daze and not quite themselves. It was an event that really did affect the whole nation.

  2. Anne Violette

    I was taking a random trip to visit some friends in Denver, Colorado (at the time I lived in Maine, U.S.). We had just watched a great baseball game and the memory of whether the Rockies won or not was overshadowed by our follow-up visit to the pub. Everyone was in good spirits, however the mood quickly went sour around the entire bar (about 100 people+) and some people started crying, others were gasping and on every big screen TV in the sports pub was the horrible accident and news story of beautiful Princess Diana’s tragic death.


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