Her tragic death 

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  • (L to R) Former husband of Diana Prince Charles, their son Harry, her brother Earl Spencer, her other son William and the Duke of Edinburgh follow the coffin of the Princess of Wales as it enters into Westminster Abbey in London for the funeral ceremony 06 September.
 / AFP PHOTO / AFP/WPA POOL / JOEL ROBINE        (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)
    (L to R) Former husband of Diana Prince Charles, their son Harry, her brother Earl Spencer, her other son William and the Duke of Edinburgh follow the coffin of the Princess of Wales as it enters into Westminster Abbey in London for the funeral ceremony 06 September.
 / AFP PHOTO / AFP/WPA POOL / JOEL ROBINE        (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Reflections on her life 

    Princess Diana speaks with amputees, who were victims of land mines, at Neves Bendinha Orthopedic Workshop in Luanda, Angola, on January 14,1997.

    Her enduring impact

    • Princess Diana lived under an intense media spotlight, but she used her platform to further several humanitarian causes.
    • The Princess of Wales broke down barriers by visitng with patients suffering from cancer, leprosy and AIDS.
    • In 1987, she famously shook hands with an AIDS patient, at a time when fears about the virus were at a fever pitch.
    • Diana also traveled to Angola and Bosnia as part of her anti-landmine crusade just months before her death.

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