DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES
I remember that day vividly. My 5 year old daughter Lesley and I had just moved back to Ypsilanti after my divorce. I was babysitting for my friend Judy.The news of the crash came on the TV that night and reports of her death came after. It felt as if a beloved sister had died. That was 18 years ago today..
On 31 August 1997, Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, which also caused the deaths of her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver, Henri Paul, acting security manager of the Hôtel Ritz Paris. The funeral saw the British television audience peak at 32.10 million, one of the United Kingdom's highest viewing figures ever, while millions of people also watched the event around the world. Read More Here
Prince William is reported to have taken Kate Middleton to the island where his mother, Princess Diana is buried. The island is a peaceful retreat that is known as The Oval on the grounds of her ancestral home, Althorp. There is one temple which forms a permanent memorial to the princess. The royal couple are believed to have rowed a small boat to the island where Diana is buried.