John Deacon meeting Princess Diana
Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 - Kate Middleton in 2010.
HISTORY MEME : (2/10) Moments - The funeral of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales
The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, started on 6 September 1997 at 9:08 am in London, when the tenor bell sounded to signal the departure of the cortege from Kensington Palace. The coffin was carried from the palace on a gun carriage, along Hyde Park to St. James’ Palace, where Diana’s body had remained for five days before being taken to Kensington Palace. The Union Flag on top of the palace was lowered to half mast. The official ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey in London and finished at the resting place in Althorp. Two thousand people attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey while the British television audience peaked at 32.78 million, one of the United Kingdom’s highest viewing figures ever. Two billion people traced the event worldwide, making it one of the most watched events in history. (+)