1997: Princess Diana killed in Paris car crash

1997: Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.

She died in hospital after being injured in a motor vehicle accident in a road tunnel in Paris. Her partner, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, survived with serious injuries.

The sense of shock, despair and deep personal loss following the tragedy was like nothing Britain had experienced before. Many people said they were surprised just how deeply Diana’s death touched them personally.