In pictures: how the world mourned and marked Princess Diana’s death

Princess of Wales’s death 25 years ago led to unprecedented displays of grief around the globe

Upon learning of Princess Diana’s death on 31 August 1997, then prime minister Tony Blair told his press spokesperson Alastair Campbell that the event would “produce grief like none of us have ever seen”. He was right.

Diana’s coffin, draped in the royal standard, was flown from Paris to RAF Northolt and driven to St James’s Palace. Crowds lined the route, throwing flowers from bridges.

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