The ever stunning Princess Diana whose tragic death in 1997 plunged much of the world into heartfelt grief. Kate Middleton couldn't have led the "normal" life she has chosen had Diana not set the groundwork. She imbued the importance of kindness, good works, and living like an average Briton into her sons--and it seems to have stuck!
People: THE CHIC YEARS: 1992-1997 Diana charmed America on her first official visit since her divorce, attending a charity event in Washington, D.C., in an elegant cream lace gown. Credit: Tim Graham/Corbis
:*( Princess Diana a few hours before she died. One of her gold earrings was found under the dashboard of the wrecked car not until Oct. 22 by investigators. According to the inventory she was also wearing a Jaeger-Lecoultier gold watch, a gold ring with white stones (NOT the Repossi Tell Me Yes ring which was found at Dodi's and investigators said he had not given it to her yet) gold bracelet with 6 rows of pearls and dragon clasp. Versace heels size 9, and black Ralph Lauren belt size 30.