It's almost impossible to believe that it's two decades since Princess Diana, the original poster girl for glamorous caring royals, passed away. Ahead of the 20th anniversary of her loss, her sons have been talking about the huge influence she had not just on their lives but on those of millions around the globe. Prince William said he would "love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up". Meanwhile, Prince Harry commented: "Twenty years on seems like a good time to remind people of the difference that she made, not just to the royal family but also to the world."
In this spirit, HELLO! has released its own special anniversary tribute to the People’s Princess. Diana graced our cover more than 80 times and there was rarely a week when she failed to appear somewhere in our pages, whether it was for her flawless fashion or the charity campaigns to which she devoted herself so courageously.
Focusing on the meaning of Diana's legacy today, the collectors' edition contains 148 pages of incredible pictures, anecdotes and first person accounts from her friends, favourite designers and those who saw her close up at work with the sick and disadvantaged.
From her first fun forays into fashion as the teenager dubbed Shy Di to the high-octane glamour of her final years, she was unquestionably a global style icon. And no tribute to her life would be complete without a look at her most iconic outfits, from the blue Victor Edelstein gown in which she ruled the White House dancefloor to the pearl-encrusted 'Elvis' dress that she wore on a visit to Hong Kong in 1989 and her final sensationally sexy looks. Some 28 pages are devoted to her phenomenal wardrobe and how she is still inspiring trends right now.
We look too at the joy Diana derived from motherhood and the dedication she showed to bringing up her boys as true 21st century royals. Which are the 20 moments she would have loved to share now that they are grown up? How are they carrying on what they call her 'unfinished work': her mission on AIDS, the homeless and landmines? Our special Diana tribute also covers the challenges faced by the unforgettable Princess, the men she loved and lost, and what she might have gone on to do had her life not been cut tragically short.
Don't miss HELLO!'s ultimate souvenir edition celebrating the Queen of Hearts, on sale now. Look back at her life through 148 pages of beautiful images and revealing interviews with those who knew Diana best. Her fashion, her inspirational charity work and love for the sons who now carry her flame forward — it's all there in this unmissable HELLO! special. Also available to buy here.