Admirers mark 15 years since Princess Diana died

Admirers mark 15 years since Princess Diana died

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Women stand on August 30, 2012 in front of the "Flame of Freedom" statue at the Pont de l'Alma underpass where Lady Diana died, on the eve of the 15th anniversary of her death. Diana died in a car crash in a Parisian road tunnel on August 31, 1997 alongside her companion Dodi Fayed, triggering an extraordinary chain of events. AFP PHOTO PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 6:15 AM

PARIS -- Admirers from around the world are paying tribute to Princess Diana at the Paris tunnel where she was killed in a car crash 15 years ago.

Tourists prayed in front of the Flame of Liberty monument to Diana above the site. Flowers, photos and messages were piled around.

British visitor Patricia Williams said Friday that Diana "became an icon. She was a very beautiful woman and things have passed on now. But Charles is now happy and I hope her sons have come to terms with it."

Princess Diana and her partner Dodi Al Fayed died when the Mercedes they were in plowed into a pillar in the Alma Tunnel on Aug. 31, 1997. French police said driver Henri Paul, who also died, had been drinking heavily and was speeding.

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