It may be hard to believe, but August 31, the 15th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.People still remember exactly where they were when the news broke that Diana, Princess of Wales was fatally injured.
She was just 36 years old when she died, a young woman who gave us so many of the things we look for in an international celebrity: beauty and style, love and scandal, great heights and occasional lows.
We all remember the doe-eyed princess with the steely media mind, the image of her alone on a bench in front of the Taj Mahal, or confessing to Martin Bashir that there were “three of us” in her marriage to.
A Princess of Wales is expected to devote time to charity, and initially Diana seemed to do it out of obligation, but as time went on, she grew into her humanitarian work, taking on atypical causes like AIDS awareness,Breast cancer research .Her deep devotion to helping others was part of what earned her the moniker "The People's Princess."
Near the end of her life, Diana made headlines with her campaign to raise awareness of land mines in Angola. Many photos were released showing her at work there, but the most poignant are the ones where we see her making a connection with children injured by mines.
In honor of her 50th birthday in 2011, TIME focused in on 50 rare images of the Princess of Wales, delivering a touching snapshot of Diana as she grew from child to budding princess to mother and philanthropist.
Scores of tributes, flowers, posters and cards were attached to the gates of Kensington Palace, all remembering Diana who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Many tourists, fans and passers-by took photos, read tributes and placed flowers by the gates.
In Paris admirers from around the world are paying tribute to
Tourists prayed in front of the Flame of Liberty monument to Diana above the site. Flowers, photos and messages were piled around.