Diana's senseless, tragic and untimely death rocked the planet like no other event in recent memory.
During her seventeen years of public life, the Princess had become the most popular, most admired, and very simply the most famous person on earth.

Messages of sorrow poured in from every corner of the globe - in every language, every alphabet, in studied, eloquent prose, in English as a very distant second language, but in every case, from the heart, the people of the world tried to put their feelings into words for the Queen of Hearts.

Palace and embassy entrances quickly became impassable as mourners brought flowers - street corner roses, grocery store bouquets, elaborate professional arrangements, every petal watered with the giver's tears.


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