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This Happened — August 31: Death Of Lady Diana

Princess Diana died on this day in 1997.

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Who was Princess Diana?

Princess Diana, born Diana Frances Spencer on July 1, 1961, was a member of the British royal family. She became widely known after marrying King (then Prince) Charles, the heir to the British throne, in 1981. Princess Diana was known for her humanitarian work, fashion sense, and her role as a prominent figure in the British royal family. She was often referred to as the "People's Princess" due to her compassion, accessibility, and efforts to bring attention to various charitable causes.

What were some of Princess Diana's notable charitable efforts?

Princess Diana was actively involved in numerous charitable causes. She focused on issues such as combating HIV/AIDS, supporting children's hospitals, raising awareness about landmines, and advocating for mental health. Her dedication to these causes helped to bring global attention and support to important social issues.

How did Princess Diana die?

Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris, France. The accident occurred when the car she was traveling in crashed in a tunnel while being pursued by paparazzi.

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