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When did Princess Diana die and how old was she when the Paris car crash happened?

PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the country in shock after she was killed in a car crash in 1997. A number of events were organised and TV shows broadcast to mark the 20th an…

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PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the country in shock after she was killed in a car crash in 1997.

A number of events were organised and TV shows broadcast to mark the 20th anniversary of her passing as Britain remembered her legacy.

 Princess Diana died in 1997 in a car crash in a Paris road tunnelBettmann Princess Diana died in 1997 in a car crash in a Paris road tunnel

When and how did Princess Diana die?

Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of her death, with many events being held in her memory.

Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash. Her bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived with horrific injuries.

In the days following her death a sea of flowers and tributes were left outside the gates of Kensington Palace in an enormous outpouring of public grief.

Her funeral was held on September 6, 1997, at Westminster Abbey and was shown on British television, attracting an audience of 32.1million viewers.

An inquest held in London concluded in 2008 that the Princess had been unlawfully killed, blaming the crash on grossly negligent driving by Paul and the pursuing paparazzi.

 Prince Charles and Princess Diana pictured in the grounds of Balmoral during their honeymoonRex Features Prince Charles and Princess Diana pictured in the grounds of Balmoral during their honeymoon

Where is Princess Diana buried?

Princess Diana is buried on an island in the Althorp Estate, which has been the Spencer family home for centuries.

Earlier plans for her to be laid to rest in the family's vault in the nearby Great Brington church were abandoned due to concerns about security and safety.

The private burial was held following her funeral with family in attendance.

How old was Princess Diana?

Princess Diana was born Diana Spencer on July 1, 1961, and died aged 36.

In 1975 she became Lady Diana Spencer after her dad inherited the title Earl Spencer.

On July 29, 1981, she married Prince Charles at St Paul's Cathedral and became the Princess of Wales.

She also had the titles Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay and Countess of Chester.

The Royal couple had two sons, Prince William born in 1982 and Prince Harry in 1984.

The separation of the Prince and Princess of Wales was announced to Parliament in 1992.

Diana was best known for her charity work which included supporting campaigns relating to aids, leprosy, landmines and animal protection as well as being president of charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Where are the memorials to Princess Diana?

There are many memorials to Princess Diana, including several in London.

The latest to be unveiled is a memorial garden at Kensington Palace which marks the 20th anniversary of her death.

The White Garden is inspired by the Princess' life and style.

The Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park was opened by the Queen in July 2004.

The design aimed to reflect Diana's life with water flowing from the highest point in two directions.

It cascades and swirls before the two steams meet in a calm pool at the bottom.

In June 2000 a memorial playground was opened next to her Kensington Palace home, featuring a huge wooden pirate ship.

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