Royal Family News: Princess Diana’s Death and the Lives It Changed, 25 Years Later
Royal Family news reveals details about how the tragic death of Princess Diana has affected the lives of those who were close to her, 25 years after her untimely demise. Read on and we’ll tell you more.
Royal Family News: Diana’s Death Affected Everybody
Royal Family news reveals the world stopped breathing for a moment on that fateful did in August of 1997. Princess Diana was just beginning a new chapter in her life following her divorce from Prince Charles when it was tragically cut short.
Along with Princess Diana, the car accident also took the lives of two others, Dodi Fayed and the driver, Henri Paul. Diana was just 36 years old. Speaking on the subject, Royal biographer Ingrid Seward said, according to PEOPLE Magazine, “There are very few moments like those in history. I remember where I was in every tiny detail when I heard about Diana,” adding that, “It affected everybody.”
And now, 25 years later, Lady Diana’s legacy continues to season the lives of those who she touched.
Remembering Diana’s Charisma
Reuters reports that Princess Diana’s death plunged the entire monarchy into crisis. Millions of people across the world mourned the death of “The People’s Princess,” which is how she was referred to by then-prime minister Tony Blair.
Royal author Andrew Morton wrote a 1992 biography that first exposed deep divisions in Diana’s marriage to Charles. “She just had a charisma, she had an appeal which went beyond her royal moniker – it was of an extraordinary human being,” Morton reportedly told Reuters.
Diana’s Legacy: A Huge Force for Good?
PEOPLE reports that Queen Elizabeth II was criticized for her silence following Diana’s death. However, she finally spoke out in a televised speech fine days later, on September 5. The Queen, who is most often viewed as stoic, does on occasion have moments of warmth and she has had it on display more recently, participating in comedy skits at the 2012 Olympics with James Bond as well as with Paddington Bear at her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year.
“The Queen can now see Diana’s legacy is a huge force for good,” says Seward. Another Diana biographer, Andrew Morton noted that despite his many achievements as the longest-serving Prince of Wales, Charles’s marriage to Diana “will always haunt him.”
“Just as Henry VIII is remembered for his six wives, Prince Charles is remembered for his first wife,” Morton said of the heir apparent. “It will always haunt him. His life has been defined by his marriage.” Be sure and remember Diana in your own way. Return here often for more Royal Family news and updates.