Royal disaster. 20 years since the death of Princess Diana

Royal disaster. 20 years since the death of Princess Diana

20 years ago, on the night of 31 August 1997, a black Mercedes at a speed of about 180 km/h crashed into the wall of the tunnel Alma in Paris. In the car were Princess Diana, producer Dodi al-Fayed, the driver and bodyguard. The driver and al Fayed were killed instantly, Diana died in hospital the same night. The bodyguard survived, but due to injuries no circumstances does not remember.

Diana was 36 years old. The year before, in 1996, after 15 years of marriage, she divorced her husband, Prince Charles. By this point discord between the spouses existed for about five years. However, even after the divorce, Diana retained the title “Queen of people’s hearts” — so called her admired by her subjects and the media.

Her sudden death plunged the people into shock and gave rise to many rumors.

While the British were carrying flowers to Kensington Palace, the Royal family was silent. Elizabeth II remained in Scotland. This aroused the indignation and rage of the people, oplakivala Princess.

Only in August 2017, on the eve of the 20th anniversary from the day of her death, Diana’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry gave a series of detailed interviews to the BBC. For the first time the public had the opportunity to hear about what happened in the Palace in those days, from the mouth of someone from the Royal family.

Prince William, in particular, told that a large part of his childhood memories of his mother involve attempts to cheer her up. The married 33-year-old heir to the throne and 19-year-old British women, even aristocratic, but not Royal blood, from the very beginning attracted the attention of reporters. Diana called modern Cinderella.

For the first time Prince Charles and Diana was found in her father’s house in 1977. the Girl was 16, and then the Prince did not consider her as a potential bride. Seriously he became interested in the Diana three years later, in 1980 — after six months of courtship, during which he introduced her to his parents, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles made an offer that Diana took.

The wedding took place on 29 July 1981 — it was called wedding of the century, with the ceremony on TV was watched by about 750 million people. She, according to media reports, has cost the Treasury £2.8 million and was recognized as the most expensive in the history of Britain. And although the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is estimated at £20 million, a large part of the expenses were covered by the Windsors and the Middletons.

By this time Diana for two years lived in London and worked as a kindergarten teacher. Entering into the Royal family, she continued to work actively with children and doing charity work — it is largely and brought her love of people around the world.

Family life of Diana and Prince Charles did not work in 1992 the couple separated in 1996 — is officially divorced. Soon after it became known about the affair of Prince Charles with Camilla Parker Bowles (his future second wife). Then it became known that the love connection was noted and the Diana.

In 1995, Diana gave a one-hour interview to the BBC, which struck the Palace: in it, she spoke in detail about problems in family life, about their own cheating, but also about the health problems. The audience was delighted by her openness. Later, however, Diana has said publicly that he regrets this step.

Diana’s death has amazed people around the world. Given the numerous inconsistencies in the history with Mercedes, full speed crashed into the wall of a Paris tunnel have a variety of versions.

Said that the death of Diana could be a part of the Royal family and intelligence MI-6, driver Henri Paul could have been drunk and use drugs. None of them subsequently were never proved.

It is known that the place of death immediately appeared all those paparazzi chasing Diana. They managed to take some photos of the wrecked car and the dying lady Di, and subsequently these were sold to agencies for big money.

While the audience wondered why Buckingham Palace did not Express their grief for the deceased, in the Royal family has done everything possible to isolate 15-year-old William and 13-year-old Harry from filling all magazines and Newspapers with the image of their mother. Princes also temporarily deprived of the ability to watch TV.

According to Diana’s sons, princes William and Harry, the culprit was still the paparazzi pursuing the car the night of their mother:

“It was horrible to think that the same people who are on motorcycles drove into the tunnel, photographed Diana when she was dying in the back seat, instead of trying to help her”.