For much of her life, Princess Diana was one of the most famous women in the world.
She established herself as a royal princess and she was well and truly a people person, people all across the nation loved her.
However, it’s strange to wonder what might have been of her life if she hadn’t perished in the terrible car accident on August 31, 1997.
Despite marrying into the royal family, she had royal blood in her tracing back to Mary Queen of Scots.
Her marriage to Prince Charles was a global event, her magnificent dress had 10,000 pearls on it and a train that ran a staggering 25 feet long.
The wedding was broadcast on TV and was watched by 750 million people worldwide.
She oozed grace and integrity, despite having extremely little time out of the public eye.
Shortly after her and the Prince became engaged, she made headlines by speaking out about her struggles with depression and bulimia.
The Princess was one of the first people to stand up for HIV/AIDS charities, when it was still a taboo subject.
Upon her death, her engagement ring was given to her son, William, who later in life proposed to his future wife, Kate Middleton.
She really wanted her two children to have normal lives, even sending them to pre-school outside of the palace.
She would regularly take the children on outings to places such as Disneyland.
Then came the new which stunned the world, on August 28th 1996, Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced.
The couple had been married for 14 years, Diana later told the BBC’s Martin Bashir, they only stuck through those years as “didn’t want to disappoint the public.”
Sadly, her life was cut short, as she was killed in Paris in a car accident on August 31, 1997.
Trevor Rees-Jones (left) was Diana’s bodyguard, and was the only survivor of the crash which killed Diana, Dodi Fayed, Diana’s then-boyfriend, and driver Henri Paul.
Rees-Jones, for his part, has said under oath that he has no concrete memories of the car crash that killed Diana, because he suffered a head injury in the collision.
Although she was stripped of her title in 1996, following her divorce from Charles, nothing could stop the millions of people from mourning her death.
There have been many conspiracy theories over the years regarding the tragic death of Diana, none of which have been proven, but her adoring fans seem unable to rest at the thought of her being in a horrendous accident.
By using computer aging technology, this is what artists have depicted Diana would look like today.
She would be 55, it appears that she would have aged with grace.
She even became a Philadelphia Eagles fan after meeting statistician Jack Edelstein at Princess Grace of Monaco, Philadelphia native Grace Kelly.
Edelstein was a longtime friend of the Kelly clan, who hailed from East Falls. During the funeral reception, he struck up a conversation with Diana about several topics.
“She thought football was like soccer,” he said. “She asked, `What are your colors? ‘ I said, ‘Green and silver.’ She said, `Those are my favorite colors.’ ”
Edelstein promised to send her some T-shirts. The Eagles acted quickly, gathering a package of workout shorts, golf shirts, and caps adorned with Eagles logos to send her.
“We also sent her a beautiful Eagles jacket, made for her. It was Leonard Tose’s idea. He never went second-class,” Edelstein said of the then-team owner. “She sent me a very nice note, how she’d been wearing them around.”