20 years later, people are still missing Princess Diana. In London, a lot of fans reunited to pay tribute to her legacy in front of the gates of what she considered her former home: the Kensington Palace.
The place looked similar to the day when the Royal family member passed away, teeming with flowers, posters, cards, candles, and mourners. She is remembered as the “People’s Princess” because of her widespread popularity and global humanitarian efforts.
In a moment where the crown started to experience a decrease within the acceptance of the public, she tried to reinvent much of the things which she was raised with. She built trust, hope, love and many other things between the monarchy’s fans, and all of those strengthened after her death. Now, Princess Diana is one of the most loved of royal members, and she is being missed not only by London citizens but by people from of all the world.
Princess Diana was born on July 1, 1961, and became Lady Diana Spence after her father, Earl Spencer, inherited the title. The royal member became Princess of Wales after she married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981. She had two sons with him: Prince William Arthur Philip Louis on June 21, 1982; and Prince Henry Charles Albert David, on September 15, 1984. However, in 1992, the British Prime Minister John Major told people that Princess Diana and Prince Charles were divorcing. They ended their marriage in 1996.
A Princess genuinely concerned about humanity tragically died in a car accident
Unfortunately, the marriage between both monarchs didn’t end well. There were even reports of both committing infidelities, according to Biography. This made Princess Diana struggle with bulimia and depression. However, this made her a fighter that represented people with these mental diseases. She also made considerable efforts to support charity and the homeless, people living with HIV and AIDS, and children in need.
The 36-years-old royal family member and her driver died the morning of August 37 of 1997 after her car crashed when they tried to escape from paparazzi. She survived the accident but died a few hours later in a Paris hospital. However, there have been rumors about how sober her driver was. Around 2.5 watched the princess’ farewell ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
“No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her. I, for one, believe there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death. I share in your determination to cherish her memory,” said the Queen Elizabeth II from the Buckingham Palace.
Reactions on social media after 20 years of Princess Diana’s death
A lot of fans uploaded their pictures paying tributes at the Kensington Palace and all around the world. Paintings, photos, graphic designs, dresses, and more, were dedicated to the royal family member.
Elton John was one of those who uploaded a photo on social media to pay tribute to Diana’s death. He sang “Candle in The Wind” at her funeral, and posted a picture on Instagram with the Princess. “20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. RIP,” read the caption.
Source: The Washington Post