Princess Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997, from injuries sustained in a car accident. A car in which she was a passenger crashed in a tunnel in Paris, France, killing the driver and another passenger immediately. Diana survived only a few hours.
Many blamed Diana's death on the paparazzi pursuing the car in which Diana was riding. Her funeral was held on Sept. 6, 1997. Princess Diana was born Diana Frances Spenser on July 1, 1961. On July 29, 1981, she married Prince Charles, oldest son of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and heir-apparent to the throne. The couple had two sons, Prince William (who is next in line to the throne after his father) and Prince Harry. The marriage ended in divorce in the summer of 1996.