Published On: Wed, Aug 31st, 2016

Remembering Diana, The Princess of Wales

dianaBhubaneswar: On this day nineteen years ago a news from Paris changed the world. Lady Diana the Princess of Wales had died in a tragic car crash. The news left the whole world numb.

A week later many of us gathered to watch her funeral was held at Westminster Abbey. Millions around the world watched the same via TV and the same wasattended by thousands of mourners, including her close friend Elton John who sung a tribute song re-written in her honour Candle in the Wind. The heartbreaking images of young Princes William and Harry walking in the funeral procession behind their mother’s coffin still give a tear or two to the admirers of one of the great humanitarians of all times Late Lady Di.

Princess Diana was buried on an island in the grounds of Althorp Park, the traditional home of the Spencers.

She was buried in a black long-sleeved dress designed by Catherine Walker. Her connection with India can be judged by the fact that during her burial a gift from Mother Teresa, was placed in her hands.

After her wedding with Prince Charles in 1981 she had made a visit to India and has visited Bhubaneswar too. Then, a reception had been kept in the honor of the young royals at the Bhubaneswar Raj Bhawan. Then several young school children had stood on both sides of the road from the Bhubaneswar airport till the Raj Bhawan to welcome them. They had held & waved the flags of India & Britain to the young couple.

Several people all over the world remembered Diana on her 19th death anniversary. Her contribution to the society can be seen through National Trust Scot, Save the Children,The Soldiers’Charity, Diana Awards and many more.

On the occasion several noted people took to twitter to pay their rememberance and homage:

Eminent socio-political leader and Chairman of SNSMT Shri. Suparno Satpathy tweeted ‘#RememberingDiana and paying my homage on her 19th death anniv. ‘ @SuparnoSatpathy

Eminent commentator and Author of Queen Elizabeth II for Pocket Gaints tweeted Ms. Victoria Arbiter ‘How can it possibly be 19 years… #RememberingDiana’ @victoriaarbiter

The British Royals tweeted ‘#OnThisDay 19 years ago, Diana,Princess of Wales,died in a car crash in Paris. She was only 36. #RememberingDiana ‘ @britishroyals

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