Princess Diana: A Look Back at Her Life in Pictures, 15 Years After Her Death (PHOTOS)


Even 15 years after her death, Princess Diana is still remembered for her remarkable work in charity and astonishing poise during her time in the limelight, especially amid her public divorce from Prince Charles.

Unfortunately, her life was tragically cut short on August 31, 1997, after her car crashed into a divider at the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel, in Paris, France -- leaving her with fatal injuries. Though the Princess of Wales was 36 when she died, she left a unforgettable legacy as thousands still mourn her death today.

Launch the gallery to relive the royal's life in pictures.

Diana's memory continues to be preserved, as Hollywood is working on a biopic of the late royal's life. Named Caught in Flight, the movie stars Naomi Watts as the People's Princess and will center around her relationships with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan (played by Naveen Andrews) and Dodi Fayed.

The movie is set to be released in 2013.

Diana's eldest son, Prince William, also paid tribute to his mother by proposing to his then-girlfriend Kate Middleton with her blue sapphire engagement ring.

"It was only right the two were put together," William said of passing on the heirloom to Middleton during his engagement announcement. "It was my way of making sure mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement and the fact that we're going to spend the rest of our lives together."

Likewise, Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, also kept Diana deep within his heart: On July 31, the Earl and his third wife, Canadian philanthropist Karen Spencer, welcomed daughter Lady Charlotte Diana into the world.

“She’s adorable – another feisty little Spencer girl,” the 47-year-old told the Daily Mail of the 8lb 14oz. baby, his seventh child.

“We hadn’t settled on a first name before the birth, but Charlotte is a name we both loved, and it really suits her. We knew that as soon as we saw her.

“And, though it’s been 15 years since Diana died, I still miss her every day, and I very much wanted her commemorated in the naming of our daughter."

 

 

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