Elton John posts happy snap with Diana as he mourns his 'angel'

Elton John posts happy snap with Diana as he mourns his 'angel'

The firefighter - who has since left the Paris service after 22 years - then had to give her CPR to save her life after she suffered a cardiac arrest but when she started breathing again Xavier thought she would survive.

Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at many functions overseas.

Prince William and Prince Harry gathered Wednesday with several of the charities Princess Diana was a patron of ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death.

"She has made such a name, and her legacy has carried on".

"I think that given the life she had, when you think what she had to overcome, and all of this in the public eye, I think she was a truly extraordinary woman".

While the whole world mourned her loss, no one felt the sadness harder than her sons, Princes William and Harry.

In November 1985, President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan welcomed Diana and her husband, Prince Charles, to the White House.

Her admirers began paying tribute to Diana at the time she died before dawn, placing candles shaped in the letter "D" at the gates of the London palace that had been her home.

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Twenty years on, the world prepares to remember Princess Diana who died at the age of 36 on August 31, 1997 in Paris.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "To be honest I thought she would live".

Gourmelon had only opened up about that night one time before, in the inquest into Diana's death in 2008.

Princess Diana who was tragically killed in a Paris vehicle crash on August 31 1997.

Sir Elton John has paid a touching tribute to his close friend Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years after she tragically died from injuries sustained in a Paris vehicle crash.

Prince William, left, and Prince Harry look at tributes left by members of the public outside Kensington Palace in London to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of their mother.

Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and their driver Henri Paul were all killed. "In terms of press interest, in terms of the way the younger royals go about their job, so she is that lynch pin, she does still hold it together, she is still that focal point".