This day in history: Princess Diana of Wales dies in tragic accident

This day in history: Princess Diana of Wales dies in tragic accident

- It has been 23 years since the tragic death of Lady Diana Spencer

- Social media users took to their pages to share tributes with quotes and images

- Lady Diana was known for her big heart and good deeds

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23 years ago the world lost an icon in a horrific accident. On the 31st of August 1997, Lady Diana Spencer tragically died after a high-speed chase by photographers in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. She left behind her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry who were just 15 and 12 years old respectively at the time of her death.

Today, Prince William Duke of Cambridge is married with three children of his own. Whilst Prince Harry Duke of Sussex is married with one child. The Prince's hardly ever speak of the untimely passing of their mother, but the world has not forgotten the impact that Lady Diana Spencer left behind.

Social media is full of posts of remembrance of the late Princess of Wales who would've been 59-years-old this year. Many social media users have shared images and quotes from Lady Diana.

Princess Diana

Social media users are paying tribute to the late Lady Diana Spencer as today marks 23 years since her death. Source: @QueenMeghan4 / Twitter
Source: Twitter

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According to South African History Online, in 2002, former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela announced the Mandela Children’s Fund would launch a joint venture with the Princess Diana Memorial Fund to fight HIV/Aids in South Africa.

Briefly.co.za compiled a few posts from Twitter users about the late Princess.

@one_d_fan23 tweeted:

"Missed everyday #PrincessDiana"

@RonnieChopra1 wrote:

"Today is the 23rd anniversary of Princess Diana’s fatal car accident in Paris. #RipDiana"

@helloiamannie said:

"Queen of people’s hearts #PrincessDiana"

Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on Princess Diana's meeting with former President, Nelson Mandela. On the 17th of March, 1997, then-president Nelson Mandela met with the beautiful Princess Diana in Cape Town, only five months before her tragic death.

A photo capturing the meeting between Mandela and Diana was seen around the world and it even caught the attention of Prince Harry during a visit in SA in 2015.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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