I Remember the Day Princess Diana Died

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    Oh Yes.

    I was seven at the time, I didn't really understand what the big deal was.  My dad woke me up at six in the morning to watch the live taping of her funeral.  SIX!  I had that day off from school, so I was staying at his house.  He told me that he wanted me to...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2009

    Yes It Was a Sad Day....

    I had been competing in the state science tournament all day and we were driving back from it when they had announced her death on the radio. I was shocked! I would have only been around 10 to 12 years old but she was such a beautiful and caring princess, sort of the kind of lady...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    Mar 14, 2008

    At a Sleepover

     I was at a sleep over with a friend (who I've sadly lost touch with a long time ago.) when I saw saw the news report. Me and my friend were laying down in the other room when we heard the t.v in the next room report about the tragedy.    
    wonderminter wonderminter
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2008

    Sleepless Night

    I had to be somewhere early on the the morning of her death so I attempted to go to bed early.  I left the television on to keep me company as I was drifting to sleep.  I finally went to sleep, being an insomniac I sometimes can't sleep at all.  I am not sure how...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Mar 14, 2009

    I Remember Vaguely Alright

    i acnt remember the date as such but i do remember the shock and awe, it was unbelievable that she had died, she was so young, had so much potential and her life was just wiped out, i remember feeling a sadness and thinking that it was just too big to be an accident
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Jun 8, 2008

    I Do Too

    The night before I had been out with some friends and was on my way home at about 2am. It was cold and pouring rain in Cape Town where I was at varsity. A couple in a BMW went through a red light I was parked at and once it had turned green and I drove on I came across their car...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2008

    The Anniversary of Her Untimely Death

    8-31-1997. I was a waitress at that time, living with friends in Fort Worth. We just sat and stared at the television in disbelief. And cried, a lot. It's my belief that Diana was the classiest member of the family into which she married and her death not quite as...
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2009

    Yes, I Remember All Too Well.........

    I was living with an alcoholic lush who kept beating the hell out of me when he drank a 24 pack of beer....... Am I glad I left him, Never went back. I forgave him, though. I do not know what became of him, and really do not care. I pray to God that no other woman has to go...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 25, 2011

    Me Too, Too

    I had got up at dead early o'clock to cycle to me aunty's in Millport, then for a wee sail back on the Waverley. It was the last Sunday sail of the season, being the 27 or 28th August. It was an pretty uneventful cycle and I was blissfully aware of nothing. The run from Wemyss...
    Pa1nsMcmurdo Pa1nsMcmurdo
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2012

    The People's Princess

    I mourned for her for almost a month! Even though we never met, she was beautiful, kindhearted and so loveable, i wanted to be just like her! She never forgot her roots either. Her real name~Diana Frances Spencer. Her childhood a very sad and lonely one. Then she became the most...
    kiki1956 kiki1956
    56-60, F
    Apr 7, 2012

    Diana Was A Princess

    I went to church on Sunday morning and a woman I hardly knew came up to me and asked, did I know that Diana died? I said Diana who? and she said Princess Diana. Well I nearly fell over and was so shocked. I never heard anything the pastor said and when I got home put the news...
    mpde mpde
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2012

    Mother's Loss.

    Its one of my most vivid childhood memories. I woke up and immediately knew something was wrong, the house was quiet. I went into my mother's room and my younger brother was sitting with her. She had evidently been crying and the tv was on, showing Diana on the news. I remember...
    BlueJan BlueJan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2008

    Cousin's Wedding

    I was on the way home from a cousin's wedding, which was an hour from where I live.  I was sleeping in the back of the car, and I woke up hearing "Princess Diana has died...."  It was so surreal, I thought that I was hallucinating or dreaming...
    poisonalice poisonalice
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2008

    Saw It On the News

    I was 9 and I was sitting on the couch with my grandma and she is a news nut so we saw it on the news.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    Mar 14, 2009

    Brighton

    I can remember vividly where I was when Princess Diana died.  I was in Brighton (gay capital of England!) and even though it was quiet outside I kind of knew that there were people out there.  I got up (this would have been around dawn) and looked out of the window and...
    chasingrainbows chasingrainbows
    31-35, M
    Jul 11, 2009

    My Mam Passed Away Same Day As Princess Diana

    i remember it well.i was 22, sleeping at my brothers house.we had all been drinking,listening to the radio.it was the early hours in the morning when my brother said shush,be quiet.it was on the radio that she had been in a car crash.next morning,my other 2 brothers came in the...
    winnie37 winnie37
    36-40, F
    Aug 17, 2013

    I Was At My Grandmas Houselly

    I WAS AT MY GRANDMAS HOUSE IN MALIBU WHEN I HEARD MY MOM RUNNING IN YELLING ! TURN ON THE NEWS TURN ON THE NEWS AND WE SAW THE HEADLINES OF HOW PRINCESS DIANA WAS DEAD , IT WAS A TOTAL SHOCK BUT ME BEING 10 DIDNT REA LLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON
    Donnamoss88 Donnamoss88
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 19, 2009

    In Ohio

    I was in the car on my way home from my high school reunion when I heard the news on the radio that Princess Diana had been killed in a car accident.  I was with my late husband at that time.  He was a newspaper editor.  When we heard the news we rushed back and he...
    Luvbooks Luvbooks
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2008
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