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The Mirror and The Mail on Sunday

The UK national press were united in shock and mourning in the days after Diana’s death. (Rex)

The tragedy that shook the world: How global media reacted to Princess Diana's death

Georgie Darling
Georgie Darling

August 31 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. A much-loved national figure, Britain was left in a state of shock and mourning in the days and weeks after the Paris car crash which cut her life short.

Diana was a source of constant attention from the world press. She is thought to have frequently spoken of leaving the UK based on her treatment at the hands of the UK media.

These images document how the tragic accident was reported around the world, along with the aftermath of Diana’s death.

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