Princess Diana blossomed from a shy, private member of the British aristocracy into the people's princess. She was the most photographed member of the Royal Family, but the demand for pictures intruded on her private life even to her death.
Diana's life story    Her final hours    The funeral    The Princess in Pictures

  Millions of mourners lined the route of the funeral procession from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey. After the service the cortege made its way to the Spencer family estate at Althorp in Northamptonshire.

Diana is buried on the Althorp estate where she spent much of her early life. Her body was laid to rest on an island in an ornamental lake surrounded by trees planted by her family.

  There has been an extraordinary outpouring of collective grief from the British public. Bereavement counsellors say many are acting as if they have lost members of their own family. Calls for help are on the increase and Church attendance is up.

Most normal activity ceased on Saturday morning to mark the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Shops, banks and entertainment venues stayed shut, sports stadiums lay empty, with fixtures cancelled, and silent tributes were paid across the nation.

  In life she was a tireless campaigner for the dispossessed and disadvantaged, a woman whose support for individual organisations has been described as 'incalculable'. Hundreds of representatives from those charities walked with the Princess on her last journey through London.