- Title: Princess Diana to be honoured with statue on 60th birthday
- Date: 25th June 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 5, 1996) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) NEWSPAPER HEADLINE READING (English): "DIANA'S YES TO DIVORCE" NEXT TO PHOTOGRAPH OF DIANA
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- Keywords: 20th Anniversary Britain Channel 4 London Paris Prince Charles Prince Harry Prince William Princess Diana Royals TV documentary sex
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Europe,Royals
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- Story Text: Britain's Princess of Wales, Diana, will be honoured with the unveiling of a statue next week on what would have been her 60th birthday (July 1).
The "People's Princess", as she was fondly known, was first wife of Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne.
She died aged 36 in Paris on August 31, 1997, after the limousine carrying her and lover Dodi Fayed crashed in a tunnel as it tried to escape paparazzi, who were chasing them on motorbikes.
Diana was just 19 when she was betrothed to Charles in 1981, but the marriage broke down prior to their eventual divorce in 1996.
The couple had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, both of whom are also no stranger to the spotlight.
Harry, who quit the UK and life as a senior royal alongside his U.S.-born wife Meghan in early 2020, will return to London for the statue's unveiling despite reports of a rift with his older brother.
However, Harry - now the Duke of Sussex - and William, the Duke of Cambridge, will reportedly form a united front to celebrate their mother's legacy.
Diana was known for her charity work, particularly in the fight on behalf of people with AIDS or landmine victims.
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