How Princess Diana warmed the hearts of the North East and joked with staff at the Chronicle
Twenty years ago today, the world woke to the shocking news that Diana, Princess of Wales, had died in a car crash in the heart of Paris.
Diana had been a frequent visitor to the North East.
Here at the Chronicle, staff had first-hand experience of the ‘Queen of Hearts’ or the ‘People’s Princess’ as she came to be known.
On April 3, 1991, during part of an official visit to the region, she officially opened the Chronicle and Journal’s new colour printing press.
Under the headline, Princess of Smiles, the paper reported on her visit as she charmed the workers at the then Thomson House.
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