The tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales shook the world. No one who lived through those days in the late summer of 1997 will ever forget the unprecedented outpouring of grief, shock and anger that followed. And in the days leading up to her funeral it seemed as if the whole of humanity had spontaneously united to mourn her loss. But who was this young woman who had come to symbolise so much to so many? How was it that she could reach out to touch the lives, not only of whole communities, but individuals too? What lay behind her inspiration - and what will be the lasting impact of her legacy? This beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated book reveals the Diana that many of those closest to her knew. Written with the full co-operation of the late princess' estate, Diana the Portrait tells Diana's story through her own words and the words of people, both famous and unknown. This remarkable book will stand as a unique and lasting testament to the life and work of one of the most extraordinary and enduring icons of the 20th century.