Princess Diana

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Firefighter Reveals What Diana Said at Crash Scene

He speaks publicly on it for first time

(Newser) - She was the "People's Princess," a fitting title considering the outpouring of love from people around the world on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's cardiac arrest death following a car crash in Paris. Even today, the shock of her death still lingers. How the world... More »

Charles and Diana's Wedding Video Now Clearer Than Ever

AP puts up restored footage of royal nuptials on YouTube

(Newser) - It was the wedding that captivated the world. Lady Diana Spencer said "I will" to Britain's Prince Charles, becoming Princess of Wales and bringing fresh youth and glamour to Britain's royal family. Now, 36 years later, the AP has restored original footage from the July 29, 1981,... More »

Harry: After Diana's Death, Charles 'Was There for Us'

He and William recall first days after their mother's death

(Newser) - Princes William and Harry have spoken candidly about the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in an interview marking 20 years since she was killed in a car crash in Paris. Here are excerpts of the BBC interviews released Wednesday ahead of Diana, 7 Days, which chronicles the week following... More »

Tell-All Documentary on Diana Called an 'Outrage'

Some fear William, Harry may have opened the floodgates by speaking in personal terms

(Newser) - Princess Diana's friends and family are lashing out at a British TV station that is set to air a controversial documentary in which Princess Diana discusses intimate details of her life, including her anemic sex life with Prince Charles. Confidante Rosa Monckton tells the Guardian that the tapes made... More »

Princes: Diana's Last Call to Us Weighs 'Quite Heavily'

They were in a hurry to get off phone with mom so they could go play

(Newser) - Hours before her death in a Paris car crash, Princess Diana called her young sons to say hello, interrupting Princes William and Harry from horsing around with their cousins—a call they quickly ended with no inkling her life was about to be cut short. "Harry and I were... More »

Prince William: My Kids 'Will Never Know Her'

Discusses Diana's death nearly 20 years ago in candid interview with 'GQ'

(Newser) - Almost 20 years after Princess Diana's death, Prince William says he's sad his wife and two children can't meet his late mother. "I would like to have had her advice," he tells British GQ . "I would love her to have met Catherine and to... More »

Prince Harry: Mother's Death Led to Years of 'Total Chaos'

He opens up about seeking counseling

(Newser) - Prince Harry has opened up about how he has struggled to keep it together in the 20 years since his mother's death. The 32-year-old prince tells the Telegraph that it took two years of "total chaos" in his late 20s before he realized that he needed to seek... More »

Princess Di's Iconic Outfits Go On Display

Public gets first up close and personal look

(Newser) - The dresses tell the story of a life cut short: first the frilly debutante frocks Princess Diana wore before she married Prince Charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the world, and finally the power suits she favored shortly before her death. It's been 20 years since Diana died... More »

20 Years After Diana's Death, William and Harry Plan a Statue

Princes say 'the time is right to recognise her positive impact'

(Newser) - The sons of the late Princess Diana plan to build a statue to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash in 1997, reports the AP . Princes William and Harry have commissioned the statue, which will be paid for with private funds and erected in the... More »

After Charges of Neglect, Diana's Grave to Get Makeover

She is buried at her family's Althorp Estate

(Newser) - As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's 1997 death approaches, the family estate where she's interred is gearing up for its first makeover in 350 years, the Telegraph reports. The New York Daily News in 2014 reported on a series of tweets unleashed by Diana's former chef,... More »

Prince Harry Talks About the 'Gaping Hole' His Mom Left

'I will have to ... spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void'

(Newser) - Prince Harry was just 12 years old when his mom, Princess Diana, died. "There was a gaping hole," he tells People in a new cover story ahead of his Invictus Games for injured veterans. That hole existed, he says, "not just for us but also for a... More »

William and Kate Recreate Princess Di's Taj Mahal Photo

A 'day when a new royal narrative was written'

(Newser) - Ever since Princess Diana posed for a photo there in 1992, visitors to India's Taj Mahal have been told about the "Diana bench," the BBC reports. On Saturday, two such visitors who posed for a photo on the marble bench had a more personal connection to it... More »

Play Reignites Rumors About Harry's Real Dad

Says Diana started affair 18 months before prince's birth

(Newser) - It's long been speculated that James Hewitt, the former British cavalry officer who had an affair with Princess Diana, is Prince Harry's real father—and a controversial new play is set to bring those rumors back to the forefront. Truth, Lies, Diana, opening in London's West End... More »

Now You Can Smell Famous Death Scenes

Museum puts you in a morgue-like box to explore storytelling through scent

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered what it was like at the scene of someone's death, scientists in the Netherlands are taking you one morbid step closer. They've created a new and unusual museum exhibit that pipes the sounds and smells of four famous death scenes into boxes, like... More »

Slice of Diana's Wedding Cake Sells for $1.4K

It's 33 years old now

(Newser) - Somewhere out there is what the Independent calls a "passionate group of royal cake collectors." And one member of that group shelled out $1,375 this week for a 33-year-old slice of cake served at Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981. "With best wishes from Their... More »

3 Crazy Celebrity Love Triangles

Or, in some cases, a shape that has more than 3 sides

(Newser) - The love triangle: a classic dilemma, and Hollywood has seen its fair share of them. Biography.com rounds up five notable stories:
  • Elizabeth Taylor had already broken up one marriage (Eddie Fisher's) when she met Richard Burton. Seeing as Liz and Dick were both married to other people at
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Diana Leaked Royal Phone Book, Says Ex-Editor

Clive Goodman tells court she wanted to get back at Charles

(Newser) - Another shocker from Britain's phone-hacking trial: Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman says a palace phone book in his possession came not from corrupt cops but from an angry princess. Goodman yesterday told the court that Princess Diana gave him the book in 1992 because she... More »

Diana Wasn't Killed By Military: Report

Police won't reopen investigation, info 'not credible'

(Newser) - Christmas won't be coming early for conspiracy theorists: Investigators at Scotland Yard have concluded that there is "no credible evidence" that British special forces were involved in Princess Diana's death and there is consequently no need to open a criminal investigation, the BBC reports. The London police... More »

10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
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Prince Harry 'Irritated' Over Nations Ignoring Landmines

Has 'bee in his bonnet' about mine-supplying nations not being mine-clearing nations

(Newser) - Prince Harry is "irritated" that nations responsible for supplying landmines aren't doing more to help clear them, according to the head of a British mine-clearing charity. The prince reportedly expressed these sentiments after visiting Angola to witness the work of the Halo Trust first-hand, the BBC reports. His... More »

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