On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana, the former wife of Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, died. The death of a young woman, a philanthropist and simply “the beloved princess of the British nation” shook the world.
Princess Diana in the years of marriage for Charles
She was chased by reporters behind a car on several bikes in order to film the princess with her lover in the back seat of the car. In the Alma tunnel, the driver (later it became known that he was drunk) lost control and crashed into one of the pillars. Reporters jumped out of their seats instead of calling for help, began to take pictures.
The car in which Princess Diana rode
Elton John sings at the funeral of Princess Diana
Princess Diana with her husband and sons
Attitude towards Diana in the royal family has never been cloudless. Charles married a barely familiar girl at the insistence of her parents, and by the time the prince made her an offer to her, Diana was barely 18. She talked about how difficult her life was for her in private conversations with her rhetoric teacher. These conversations were recorded and in 2017 were mounted in the film.
Princess Diana divorced Charles in 1996
By 1992, the relationship between Diana and Charles was completely broken, and in 1996 the couple divorced. The tabloids wrote that Queen Elizabeth did not want the magnificent funeral of the former daughter-in-law, since she was no longer a member of the royal family. But at the ceremony with all the honors Charles insisted.
After the marriage of the eldest son of Diana William to Kate Middleton, many have noticed that the Duchess of Cambridge in many ways imitates her late mother-in-law: in particular, she does a lot of charity work and brings up her children.