William announces forthcoming 3rd child, few days after 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. Memories of 31Aug1997

On 31Aug1997

I was in Spain on a family holiday. We had found a beach where we could pick up radio 4 from, we planned to go to the beach on Sunday 31st August to listen to the archers omnibus. We only just made it out of the villa, at the time when the Archers was about to start. We tuned the radio to radio 4, in case it could pick up radio 4 on the way to beach. A few minutes into the journey as we were going round a bend out of the village, from the static heard about crowds gathering around Buckingham palace to mourn death. The static returned. My parents said it must be the Queen Mother. A minute or so later, the radio came back and said something about a 36 year old woman. I thought they had moved to another news story but them my Mum said it’s Diana. Static returned. The journey continued with intermittent snippets like the fact Dodi also dead and in between my parents speculating with theories like an IRA attack. By the time we got to the beach and could get a clear signal, the story was focusesed on Blair going to church.

Being in Spain, although we caught news where we could, we missed a lot that was going on.

A friend also a teenager at the time, was in the country and recalled:

I recall being in Berwick with my family. . The morning it happened my Mam was watching the news burst into tears ..later that day we laid flowers at a local church x

What memories do others have of that day?

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