It was August 31, 1997 -- twelve years ago, and no doubt many of us can remember where we were when we heard about the car accident that took the lives of Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed, and Henri Paul, the driver. Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones alone survived. The following is a compilation of BCC news reports from that fateful evening, a night that changed history.
Diana's allure has barely dimmed in the subsequent dozen years since her death, and her legacy lives on in the work of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Whether you are or were a royal watcher or not, it made no difference; the fascinating and heartfelt outpouring of emotion transfixed the world. This was another event where television brought the world together as one.