IP:116.* * *
Nineteen years after her sudden death, people have been paying tribute to the late Princess of Wales.
Diana was killed in a high-speed car crash in Paris in August 1997 leaving William and Harry, aged just 15 and 12 at the time, without a mother.
And as tributes poured onto social media on Wednesday, it was clear her memory is still fresh in the minds of her adoring fans.
Taking to Twitter, Rubab Qureshi wrote: ’In a world full of Kardashians. be a Diana!!’ while one fan tweeted that she was ’still missed to this day’.
Funso recalled: ’Still remember sitting in front of the TV watching the funeral procession for Princess Diana. Can’t believe it’s been 19 years.’
While Alicia Carney wrote: ’Remembering Princess Diana today. May her legacy of poise, grace, strength and compassion influence generations to come.’
Tony Baker tweeted: ’Can’t believe it’s been 19 yrs today our country lost #PrincessDiana our rose was taken far too early.....RIP you’ll never be forgotten.’
Henna wrote: ’I was only 4 when #PrincessDiana passed away, but I can clearly remember her, she oozed grace & elegance all whilst being so down to earth.’
Charlie confessed she ’couldn’t believe’ how long it had been since Diana’s death,’ while a fellow Twitter user gushed: ’Such a beauty and a rebel of traditional standards. Major respect for her.’
Sarah wrote: ’19 years ago today Princess Diana was taken from us, I remember the day v well,’ with Pauline Meadows adding: ’RIP HRH Princess Diana, remembering her today.’
The official Twitter accounts for both Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) and the British Monarchy (@RoyalFamily) stayed quiet on the subject on Wednesday.
However Prince Harry, 31, recently revealed that he regrets ’not talking’ about the death of his mother for much of his life.
Speaking with former football star Rio Ferdinand, who lost his wife to cancer last year, Harry discussed bereavement at a Kensington Palace barbecue for mental health campaign group Heads Together.
The royal discussed the impact the Princess of Wales’ death, when Harry was 12, has had on him when asked by Ferdinand how he coped with the loss.
The prince admitted that it was only three years ago that he began to open up about how he felt about losing his mother, saying he didn’t speak about Diana’s death ’for the first 28 years of my life.’
The youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess of Wales said he’d come to realise that talking was the key: ’It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it and not solving that problem.’
He added: ’A lot of people think if you’ve got a job, if you’ve got financial security, if you’ve got a family, you’ve got a house, all that sort of stuff, everyone seems to think that is all you need and you are absolutely fine to deal with stuff.