Mark Steyn: On the Passing of Princess Diana, 20-Years Ago Today

Two decades ago today – Saturday August 30th 1997 – the ex-wife of the heir to the throne flew in to Paris with her new Egyptian boyfriend after a Mediterranean holiday on his yacht. They dined at his dad’s showpiece, the Ritz, and shortly after midnight left via the rear entrance and got into a Mercedes driven by the hotel’s deputy head of security. He was drunk, and in the underpass at the Place d’Alma he lost control of the car. Diana, Princess of Wales was pronounced dead at 4am on Sunday August 31st. She was 36. | More…

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