It's 15 years since Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.
The sudden and unexpected death of the 'People's Princess' sent shockwaves rippling across Britain.
The royal loved for her energy and warmth was going to be brought home from her holiday in a coffin. She was only 36 years old and had two young sons, William and Harry.
The public united in a display of mourning the royal family had never witnessed. People could be seen weeping in the streets, while some made a pilgrimage to Buckingham Palace to lay bouquets of flowers outside the gates.
Prince William and Harry's mother was a style icon and a royal pioneer who would come to be known as the "queen of hearts."
Take a look at her life in pictures below.
FAMILY PICTURE OF LADY DIANA SPENCER IN HER PRAM AT PARK HOUSE, SANDRINGHAM, NORFOLK. * Picture Circa 1963/1964
Lady Diana Spencer aged 2 years old taken at Park House, Sandrigham, Norfolk
Lady Diana Spencer ages 3 years old at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk.
A family album picture of Lady Diana Spencer at Park House in Sandringham, Norfolk, taken when she was a toddler, circa 1965
Lady Diana Spencer poses barefoot with a croquet mallet whilst on holiday in 1970 at Itchenor Sussex.
Family album picture of Lady Diana Spencer with Souffle, a Shetland pony, at her mother's home in Scotland during the summer of 1974.
Family album picture of Lady Diana Spencer at Itchenor, West Sussex, England in 1970
Princess Diana arrives at the Tate Gallery for the centenary gala dinner.
Princess Diana with H.R.H The Queen Mother at Remembrance Sunday with Prince Edward and Princess Anne.
Princess Diana with William
Princess Diana in India 1992.
PRINCESS DIANA CRIES WHILE ON VISIT TO ROYAL NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL AT STANMORE. 1/7/92
Lady Diana Spencer aged 19, smiles at waiting photographers as she leaves her London flat for a shopping trip to Knightsbridge.
Lady Diana being pursued by the London press near her London flat aged 19
Lady Diana Spencer, youngest daughter of Earl Spencer, at work at a kindergarten in St. George's Square, Pimlico, London, where she was a teacher.
Lady Diana Spencer being pursued by the media as she leaves her London flat