Fans and friends of Diana, princess of Wales marked the 20th anniversary of her death on Thursday as well-wishers lit candles and paid their respects at the sombre scene of her fatal car crash.
Just after midnight in Paris on Thursday, a few braved the rain to be at the Pont de l’Alma tunnel where, precisely two decades earlier, her car smashed into a pillar, taking the life of the most famous woman in the world.
Diana was “revolutionary”, said Sian Croston, a 17-year-old student from London. “She changed the royal family forever.”
Diana was killed along with Dodi Fayed, her wealthy Egyptian film producer boyfriend of two months, and his drink-impaired, speeding driver Henri Paul, who was trying to evade paparazzi photographers.
Here’s a look at the life of ‘people’s princess’ in pictures: