Princess Diana: Tributes pour in 25 years after
Written by City Radio on August 31, 2022
Well-wishers left flowers and other tributes on Wednesday at Princess Diana’s former London home and above the Paris road tunnel where she lost her life, to mark the 25th anniversary of her death.
The former Lady Diana Spencer, whose fairytale marriage to Prince Charles captivated the world until it publicly unravelled with revelations of infidelity and divorce, died in a car crash in the French capital on August 31, 1997.
A trickle of well-wishers laid flowers, flags and photographs for the self-styled “queen of people’s hearts” at the gates of Kensington Palace, and at the Place Diana, above the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.
At the Spencer family home, Althorp House, where Diana is buried in a lead-lined coffin on a secluded island on the estate, her brother Charles Spencer lowered the Union Jack to half-mast.
Diana, who was just 36 when she died, remains widely revered as a fashion icon and for having cut through stuffy royal convention, particularly after her very public divorce.
But the brothers, who at the age of just 15 and 12 walked, heads bowed, behind Diana’s coffin at her funeral, are also reportedly on non-speaking terms.
William has angrily hit back at claims in a television interview from Harry and Meghan of racism in the royal family.
The couple are due at a series of charity events in Britain next week, staying near William and Kate on the sprawling Windsor estate.
There are reportedly no plans for the brothers to meet, nor for Harry to visit his ailing 96-year-old grandmother at her Balmoral retreat in Scotland.