Diana Princess of Wales 1961 – 1997
February 03, 2009
A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana remained the focus of near-constant media scrutiny in the United Kingdom and around the world up to and during her marriage, and after her subsequent divorce.
Her sudden death in a car crash was followed by a spontaneous and prolonged show of public mourning. Contemporary responses to Diana’s life and legacy have been mixed but a popular fascination with the Princess endures. The long awaited Coroner’s Inquest concluded in April 2008 that Diana had been unlawfully killed by the driver and the following paparazzi.