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The 14th Anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales

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It's the 14th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

Millions still remember 'people's princess' who died in horrific crash at age 36.


Fourteen years ago today, Princess Diana died in a horrific car crash in a Paris tunnel. Also killed in the accident were Diana's boyfriend, Dodi al-Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul.

Do you remember where you were on Aug. 31, 1997, the day of the accident? Millions of people all around the world still do.

On that day, Fayed and Paul were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The Princess of Wales was rushed to a hospital, but she died shortly after the crash. She was 36. Her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were 15 and 12 when their mother died.Diana and her legacy continue to captivate people today. She is remembered as "the people's princess" because of her warmth and her intense commitment to charity work to help children and adults who were seriously ill and homeless. She also supported the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a campaign that won a Nobel Peace Prize after her death.



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Princess Diana's death still a source of debate 14 years later

August 31 marks the 14th anniversary of Princess Diana's untimely death after she and Dodi Fayed, her boyfriend, were involved in a fatal car crash in the Pont de l'Alma underpass in Paris.

Both the driver, Henri Paul, and Fayed were pronounced dead on the scene. Diana was rushed to a hospital and placed in intensive care, but her injuries were too severe and she died a few hours after the crash.

Initially, it was thought that paparazzi, who were tailing the car on motorcycles, distracted the driver and ultimately caused the crash. It was later determined after an extensive investigation that the driver, Henri Paul, was intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle at high speeds.

The case wasn't quite closed for some, however. Myriad conspiracy theories began to surface as people struggled to understand the exact cause of Princess Diana's untimely death. People began to question Henri Paul's involvement, and there were even allegations of MI6 involvement.

In a special airing on Reelz Channel at 1 P.M. ET today, Diana's butler, Paul Burrell, shared his thoughts on why people can't quite let it go.

"I think people can't let go because they don't want to believe that she could have just had an accident," Burrell said. "And, to be honest, how could anyone manufacture such a tragic accident with such a horrific outcome? And why?"

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