On this day in 1997 I was woken up by my mother with the news that Princess Diana had died in a car accident. I remember it clearly and I remember being very sad to hear the news.
From a very young age I was fascinated with the Royal Family of Britain, especially Princess Diana. I used to collect pictures, books and news articles about them. I had a whole file full of stuff, including a book about Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s wedding. But, from the day the Diana died, I lost interested in my collection.
Diana was born into an old english family with royal connections and remained the focus of worldwide media scrutiny throughout her engagement and marriage to Prince Charles. After her divorce in August 1996 she found happiness with Dodi Fayed, but unfortunately, this happiness was cut short by the fatal car crash in Paris.
Princess Diana was one of the first high profiled people to have her picture taken while touching people who had AIDS. AS Princess Diana said: “HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them hug heaven knows they need it".