DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (August 31, 2020) – In Issue 60 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps we remember Princess Diana who died tragically on this date in 1997. 

Diana, Princess of Whaler July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997 (Stock photo)

A Candle in the Wind. . . 

The world mourned the loss of Diana, the Princess of Wales, 23 years ago today.  She was 36. She died after a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris.

Her fairytale wedding to Charles in 1981 was watched globally.  Then came the pressure of the role and the divorce.

Elton John had his song A Candle in the Wind rewritten in her honor and performed it at her funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Here is a view of Place de la Concorde by Moreau from 1780.  It is located just ½ mile from the place of the terrible crash, and Diana’s demise.

A view of Place de la Concorde by Moreau from 1780 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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