TEN years ago this August one of the saddest moment of the decade took place. That was the death of Princess Diana on 31st August 1997.
Diana died after a high speed car accident in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris along with Dodi Al-Fayed and their driver Henri Paul. Diana was buried on 6 September 1997.
WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT:
30 AUGUST, 1997
10 PM : Dodi Al Fayed – son of Harrods boss Mohamed Al Fayed – and Princess Diana dinner at Paris Hotel, The Ritz
Pic Courtesy CNN Diana last hours
31 AUGUST, 1997
12.20 AM: Princess Diana sits on the rear passenger side on the Mercedes. Mr Al Fayed joins Diana on the rear driver’s side. Paparazzi take photos of the couple as they enter the car. They depart abruptly, heading toward Place de la Concorde.
12.25 AM: The Mercedes crashes into the 13th pillar of the Alma tunnel, killing Mr Paul and Mr Al Fayed. Mr Rees-Jones and the princess are seriously injured. Photographer Romuald Rat arrives within seconds – he is the first on the scene.
Princess Diana survived the initial car crash, but later died at the hospital at 4 a.m. Paris time
12.27 AM: First call to the authorities.
02.00 AM: The ambulance arrives at Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital. Doctors note that Princess Diana has torn her pulmonary vein, a rare condition that begs little chance of survival. Princess Diana receives open heart massage for nearly two hours.
04.00 AM: Princess Diana is declared dead.
John Travolta dancing with Princess Diana
From Princess Diana Gallery
May we always remember the light of her kindness..