Tony Blair on the Death of Princess Diana and related media

Tony Blair on the Death of Princess Diana

On August 31, 1997, Lady Diana Spencer, the former wife of Prince Charles, was killed with her companion Dodi Fayed in a car accident in Paris. In an emotional speech outside the 12th-century stone church he attends in his parliamentary district in Sedgefield, Prime Minister Tony Blair remembers Diana as "the people's princess."

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