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Princess Diana Remembered, 20 Years after Her Death

Historian Arianne Chernock on Diana’s legacy and why Americans are so fascinated by the British Monarchy

Princess Diana was just 36 when she was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. Photo by Jean-Luc PETIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

BU Today: Why are Americans still fascinated by Diana 20 years after her death?

How did her death affect the royal family?

Does this mean we should expect to see selfies on their Instagram accounts?

Diana was active in causes such as AIDS awareness and the arts. Are Harry and William taking after her?

How has the public perception of royalty changed in the last 20 years?

What do you believe Diana’s legacy is?



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