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Princess Diana: a life in pictures

It is 16 years since the death of Princess Diana today (31 August). She meant so many things to so many different people: a style icon, mother and devoted humanitarian. She worked tirelessly for charity raising vital funds and awareness of issues such as the campaign to ban landmines as well as extensive work with children's charities. Here Stylist looks back on the life of Diana, from her early childhood, through her royal years until her tragic death in August 1997.

Click on an image below to open the gallery.

(Picture credits: Rex Features & Getty Images)

Words by Dipal Acharya

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