British Royalty, Departure, End of an Era
Two things happened with the Royal family on this day eight years apart.
1989 Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips separated after 16 yrs of marriage.
1997 The Loss of Diana Princess of Wales
As this day dawned, people all over the world were waking up to tragic almost unbelievable news that Diana Princess of Wales had been killed in a car crash in Paris. The world mourned London became a hub of where people came to lay flowers at Kensington Palace gates. People from different countries religions cultures diversities all seemed to take a moment to come together in solidarity. The Princess had made an impression on more people than probably anyone could have imagined. The rich the poor the old the young the educated and less educated. All these people felt the same message of loss grief disbelief conspiracy theories suspicion blame.
Music charts in the Uk was being topped by Will Smith’s “Men in Black” A Film which had been released earlier in August which lends irony to the conspiracy theories that surrounded the tradgedy of the Princess of Wales.
From our stockroom we include a few non digital photos of the flower tributes in 1997. Other images are to focus on memorial aspects to celebrate her legacy and using the colour white to symbolise heaven angels and purity.