Diana, Princess of Wales
Born: 01 Jul, 1961
Died: 31 Aug, 1997
Funeral Date: 06 Sep, 1997

Lady Diana Spencer was born in 1961.


She married Charles, Prince of Wales at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981. They later divorced.


Diana, Princess of Wales was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris on 31 August 1997. Her body was returned to lie in the chapel at St James's Palace until the funeral in Westminster Abbey on 6 September. The service was televised and watched by millions of people worldwide. Floral tributes and toys were left at the west gates of the Abbey and the wreaths from overseas heads of state were laid on the green outside the Abbey. Following the service the coffin was taken by road to the Spencer family home at Althorp for a private interment on an island in a lake.

See also:

The Order of Service (PDF, 335 KB)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004

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