Today marks 20 years since the shocking and tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The world mourned when the Princess, aged 36, was killed in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris on August 31, 1997. 

She left behind two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, then aged just 15 and 12. 

Princess Diana touched the lives of many people through her charity work. 

At the time of her death Princess Diana remained official patron of Royal Marsden NHS Trust (a cancer fund); Greater Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London; the National AIDS Trust (an umbrella for a wide array of AIDS causes in the United Kingdom); The Leprosy Mission and the English National Ballet, among other charities. 

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death, we have delved through the archives to unearth some images of Diana’s famous visit to High Wycombe in 1989.

The images show the Princess greeting huge crowds lining the streets, before moving to Paul’s Row for the official opening of the Reggie Goves Centre.

The historic visit made global headlines after Dunkirk veteran, Charles Bristow, joined the Princess for a dance during the opening party.

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