Princess Diana was killed in an auto accident 16 years ago today, as many are taking time out to look back and are remembering details of her life and recalling her in photos. Diana Spencer, also known by her monikers the People's Princess and the Queen of People's Hearts, was sadly killed when the Mercedes-Benz she was riding in with friend Dodi Al Fayed slammed into a cement barrier in a Paris tunnel. She was being pursued by paparazzi at the time, according to ABC News on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Diana, the former Princess of Wales, never seems to leave the headlines. Scotland Yard just said on Aug. 17 that British police were looking into new information that recently surfaced in connection with the deaths of Diana and Al Fayed.
So far police have declined to elaborate on exactly what that new information was.
But earlier this month, conspiracy theories about their deaths began to swirl again, after Britain's media reported allegations that the pair may have been murdered by British special forces.
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Meanwhile, some of the more obscure facts about Diana's life include her having appeared on the cover of "People" magazine a record-breaking 81 times, according to India TV News.
Diana was reportedly related, albeit mostly distantly, to Winston Churchill, as well as to 10 American presidents. Those U.S. heads of state include George Washington, John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams.
Also Calvin Coolidge, Millard Fillmore, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Franklin D. Roosevelt and both George Herbert Walker Bush and his son George W. Bush.
Diana's future-king husband Prince Charles had once dated her older sister Sarah. Diana didn't begin dating him until 1980.
Queen Elizabeth II, once Princess Diana's mother-in-law, was the godmother of her brother Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl of Spencer.
As relentlessly as Princess Di was pursued by the media, now that role has been filled by Kate Middleton, or Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge.
Diana’s wedding on July 29, 1981 was broadcast throughout 74 countries and was watched by three quarters of a billion people worldwide.
Sadly her funeral 16 years later was televised to an estimated 2.5 billion viewers around the globe.