#OnThisDay in 1997, Princess #Diana’s funeral took place in #London. 31 million tuned in to watch th e ceremony as Elton John performed a re-worked version of his song “Candle in the Wind,” whi ch he and Bernie Taupin had originally written about Marilyn Monroe #RIP Now & Forever #AceHistoryNews – @Ac eHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.06: On #ThisDayInHistory 1997, an estimated 31 billion people around the globe tune in to television broadcasts of the funeral of Princess Diana #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6977 She had died at the age of 36 in a car crash in Paris the week before. During her 15-year marriage to Prince Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth II and the heir to the British throne, Diana became one of the most famous, most photographed people on the planet….. Her life story was fodder for numerous books, television programs and movies and her image appeared on countless magazine covers, including those of People and Vanity Fair…………… After her death, she remained an iconic figure and a continual source of fascination to the media and entertainment world. England experienced an unprecedented outpouring of public grief over Diana’s death……. On September 6, 1997, hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of London to watch the former princess’s coffin being transported to Westminster Abbey, where politicians, celebrities and royalty gathered for her funeral………. Elton John performed a re-worked version of his song “Candle in the Wind,” which he and Bernie Taupin had originally written about Marilyn Monroe. Diana’s brother, Lord Spencer, spoke at the funeral and blamed the media for his sister’s death, calling her the “most hunted person of the modern age.” Diana was buried at Althorp, her family’s estate in Northamptonshire, England. #PrincessDiana #RIP #onthisday #AceHistoryNews

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