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Wayback Wednesday: Death of the People's Princess

Twenty years ago today Princess Diana was killed in a car crash inside a tunnel in Paris. Her death led to an outpouring of emotions across the world.

Here's a look back at the life and death of the "People's Princess".

Diana was known for her style and fashion sense. Her haircut and clothes would prove to be influential.

Her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 was watched by an estimated 750 million people worldwide.

The Prince and Princess welcomed their first child, William, heir to the throne, in 1982 and Prince Harry, two years later in 1984.

Throughout her adult life Diana was active in a number of charitable causes, including eradicating landmines across the world. Above, she is pictured with Mother Teresa who died just one week after Diana.

But things went from fairy tale to miserable fairly quickly. Several years into her marriage with Charles tensions rose centering on infidelity. And with that news, the paparazzi swarmed Diana everywhere she went. 

Diana's death resulted in an outpouring of emotions worldwide. Moments of silence were held at sporting events across the United States that weekend, including at the University of Oklahoma home football game. Two decades later Diana nostalgia remains strong.

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›