Diana, then aged 36, had dined in the Imperial Suite of the Paris Ritz and was being driven back to Dodi’s flat in the early hours of the morning when the Mercedes they were travelling in crashed into the 13th middle pillar of the tunnel and then hit a wall.
An inquest later found chauffeur Henri Paul was drunk and driving too fast, as the couple were chased by paparazzi on motorbikes.
Paris is not planning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death
Rees-Jones was the only person in the car to survive. While floral tributes were laid at Kensington Palace, Diana’s London home, mourners held candlelit vigils across the Channel at the Flame of Liberty, situated at the north end of the tunnel.
The gold-leaf covered flame has since become an unofficial memorial for Diana with followers fly-posting the base with commemorative material.
Kensington Palace surrounded by flowers after the death of Diana
She touched the hearts of everyone lucky enough to meet her.