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Britain’s very public grief: How the loss of Princess Diana changed our response to death. In the summer of 1997 I was – like many people at the time – more than a little intrigued by Princess Diana. My day began with scanning the papers, and they were brimming with stories about Diana. Like many women, I sympathised with her over her problems with her ex-husband, her difficulties with the former in-laws, and her desire to be the best possible mother to her two young sons.