Princess Diana Death Anniversary: Lesser Known Facts About The People's Princess

She captivated the hearts of the people with her warm and down-to-Earth disposition and helped more than 90 charities around the world.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death, we have delved through the archives to unearth some images of Diana's famous visit to High Wycombe in 1989.

Diana entered the royal family and the public limelight at the young age of 20 and was married to Charles for 11 years.

She became internationally known after marrying Britain's Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, in 1981, and was referred to as the "the people's princess". He says Diana is a "constant reminder" for himself to strive to behave kindly towards other people.

John, who rewrote the words to his song "Candle in the Wind" to perform at Diana's funeral, shared a photo with the princess on Instagram this morning (above) along with the caption, "20 years ago today, the world lost an angel".

Rest in peace, Diana.

Charlotte, who inherited her middle name from her dad's mum, might have also inherited her paternal grandmother's talent for dance, as Diana was known to love dancing and even took ballet lessons.

Princess Diana who was tragically killed in a Paris vehicle crash on August 31 1997. To be honest I thought she would live.

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"I was a child when she died but I studied her biography", said German journalist Marie Hermann, 25, from Frankfurt.

The royals also met with gardener Sean Harkin, who designed the display, and Graham Dillamore, who knew Princess Diana 30 years ago.

She says, "She was really tall and really handsome".

The news of Diana's death led to the first Sunday publications of the EADT, Evening Star and Eastern Daily Press newspapers.

On the 10th anniversary of Diana's death in 2007, Prince Willaim and Harry gave John the honour of opening and closing a Wembley Stadium concert they had organised in memory of their mother.

Princes William and Harry paid a quiet tribute to their mother Princess Diana on Wednesday.

"She has made such a name, and her legacy has carried on". He resuscitated her and she was conscious and her eyes were open when he pulled her from the wrecked Mercedes she was riding in with Harrods heir Dodi al Fayed and driver Henri Paul.

  • Michelle Webb