A Day That Shook The World: Funeral of Diana

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On 6 September 1997, the world mourned the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

An estimated two billion people watched the funeral service, which was held at Westminster Abbey, on television, while hundreds of thousands lined the route taken by the hearse to pay tribute to a very popular public figure.

She was buried at her family home at Althorp, Northamptonshire, finally away from the eyes of the world.

Watch original British Pathe footage from the funeral, above.