It was 20 years ago today that the world awoke to the news that Princess Diana was dead.
In the hours that followed the Paris tragedy the world’s media descended on the North-east, where the Royal Family – including princes William and Harry – were staying at Balmoral.
The first member of the monarchy seen in public on that heartbreaking Sunday morning was Prince Charles, who left the seclusion of the Queen’s Scottish estate to drive to Aberdeen Airport for a flight to Paris.
Once there he visited the hospital where the Princess of Wales’ body lay and flew home with her coffin.
For the first time in our history, the Evening Express joined forces with our sister paper The Press and Journal to publish a special Sunday edition.
We reproduce the pages below, to show how the North-east reacted in the immediate aftermath of the Princess’ shocking death.
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