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Remembering Princess Diana 19 years after her tragic death

She was known as "The People's Princess" and her legacy still lives on with her sons, Princes William and Harry.
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August 31 marks 19 years since Diana, Princess of Wales, was tragically killed in a Paris car crash in 1997. Had she lived, the People’s Princess would have turned 55 this year.

Diana was beloved by millions around the world and sorely missed by her two sons, Princes William and Harry. In the years since her tragic death, Diana’s boys have grown into magnificent men who have never forgotten their mum – William even giving his new daughter, Princess Charlotte, Diana as a middle name.

To honour the late royal we have put together this collection of photographs to celebrate Diana’s wonderful life.

If Princess Diana was alive today she would be 55.

Diana, Princess of Wales, makes a speech after receiving her award as Humanitarian of the Year from Henry Kissinger at a Cerebal Palsy Dinner on December 11, 1996 in New York.

The Princess of Wales arrives at Aberdeen airport with her sons William and Harry, 14th August 1989.

The Princess of Wales takes a family skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, with her sons William and Harry, April 1991.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, at Kensington Palace gardens in June 1984.

A 1985 photo of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales dancing in Melbourne, Australia.

Prince William, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales holding baby Prince Harry stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour on June 1, 1988 in London.

Before she was married Diana was Lady Diana Spencer. Here she spends time with her then-fiance, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, at Balmoral, Scotland before their July 29, 1981 wedding.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana pose with sons Prince William and Prince Harry on the Royal Yacht Britannia on May 6, 1985 in Venice, Italy.

Lady Diana in Romsey, Hampshire in March 1981 before her marriage to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

The official portrait of the Royal family on the day of Prince William’s confirmation at Windsor Palace, March 1997.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding on July 29, 1981.

Diana and Prince Charles leaving St.Mary’s Hospital Paddington with Prince Harry in London September 1984.

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry whilst holidaying in Majorca with the Spanish royal family, 8th August 1987.

Imran and Jemima Khan sit with Diana, Princess of Wales, during her visit to Pakistan.

Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales, arrives at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Dinner in Sydney in 1996.

Princess Diana arriving 17 June at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington to attend a gala dinner.

Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales, visits Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital in November 1996.

A tribute: Princess Diana and Prince Charles emerge from hospital following the birth of Prince William in June 1982. Decades later Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge would emerge from the same hospital – Kate also wearing a polka dot dress and William donning a blue button up shirt.

Diana, Princess of Wales, and her young sons Prince William and Prince Harry arrive at Aberdeen Airport in 1986.

The Princess of Wales and Prince Charles at the Cannes film festival in 1987.

Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a pale blue Jacques Azagury dress, to attend the English National Ballet in June 1997.

Diana, Princess of Wales wears a pink Versace suit during an official visit to Argentina on November 24, 1995.

Princess of Wales, takes her sons Prince William and Prince Harry to the Christmas Carol Concert at Wetherby School in London in 1989.

Princess Diana, Princess of Wales goes shopping in June 1997 in New York.

Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales visit to Canada, June 1983.

Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales visit to Canada, June 1983.

Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales visit to Canada, June 1983.

Diana Princess of Wales visit to Canada, June 1983.

King Juan Carlos 1st of Spain with Diana, William and Harry during a Spanish holiday in 1986.

Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles and their two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, together attending a polo match in England in 1988.

Prince Charles, Princess Diana and their sons, Princes William and Harry arrive at Eton College for William’s first day of school on September 1995.

Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a John Galliano dress, arrives for the Met Gala in 1996 in New York.

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