Unprecedented public grief when news of Princess Diana's death broke 20 years ago



For the nineties generation, this was their ‘Kennedy moment’.
If, 34 years earlier the American president’s assassination would help define the 1960s decade, everyone would remember where they were when they heard Princess Diana had died.
The news broke in the early hours of Sunday, August 31, 1997. The 36-year-old princess and cover-girl superstar of the Royal family had been killed in a car crash in Paris with her companion Dodi Al Fayed.
In an age before Facebook and Twitter, most people in the North East woke up to shell-shocked TV presenters breaking the news.Some later editions of the... read more

 
31 August 2017 in Regional North East, Views: 47
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