Princess Diana's death came as a shock to the world. She passed away suddenly and under some pretty mysterious circumstances in August 1997. Even though she was relatively young, she had made an impact in the lives of so many people.
Let us take a look at her life timeline - from a young lady to the People's Princess.
July 1st, 1961
Diana Frances Spencer was born. She was the fourth of five children. Her place of birth was Sandringham in Norfolk.
She met the Prince of Wales, the man who would later become her husband. However, at the time, he was dating her older sister, Lady Sarah.
February 3rd, 1981
Prince Charles proposed to Diana while they were enjoying a romantic dinner for two at the Buckingham Palace.
February 24th, 1981
The engagement was officially announced and people congratulated the seemingly happy couple.
July 29th, 1981
Lady Diana and Prince Charles got married at St. Paul's Cathedral. It was reported that up to 750 million people witnessed this event.
June 21st, 1982
Princess Diana gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, Prince William.
September 15th, 1984
The couple welcomed their second son, Prince Harry.
Rumors of Prince Charles' affair with Camilla Parker Bowles began to swirl and the first signs that the couple was troubled emerged.
August 28th, 1996
Princess Diana and Prince Charles' marriage officially ended. She received up to $23 million in settlement and subsequent yearly payment of about $600,000.
August 31st, 1997
The day of her devastating death. She died in a car crash in a Paris tunnel.
This was a woman whose strength and grace was nothing short of inspiring and the world truly lost an icon on the day she passed.