Princess Diana Died 17 Years Ago Today

PHOTO: Diana, Princess of Wales is seen at home in Kensington Palace, Feb. 1, 1983. PlayTim Graham/Getty Images
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Today marks 17 years since Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.

Princess Diana initially survived the Aug. 31, 1997, limousine crash, but later died from her injuries. Egyptian film producer Dodi Al-Fayed and the driver were also killed. A bodyguard was seriously injured.

French authorities investigating the crash found the driver had a high level of alcohol in his system when the crash happened. The paparazzi trailing Princess Diana was also scrutinized.

Thousands turned up for her funeral, held at Westminister Abbey.

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Born Lady Diana Spencer, she became the Princess of Wales when she married Prince Charles in 1981. They had two children - Princes William and Harry - before they divorced in 1996.