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Diana, Princess of Wales

by Jose Manuel Ribeiro, for Reuters
digital colour print, 15 January 1997
24 in. x 16 7/8 in. (609 mm x 430 mm)
Given by Reuters, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x126073

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  • Reuters, Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 6 portraits.
  • Jose Manuel Ribeiro, Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

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Following her divorce, the princess was keen to make use of her celebrity status and experience with charities in creating a role as a campaigner on international and humanitarian issues. In January 1997 she visited Angola to support the Red Cross's campaign to ban landmines, saying 'I wanted to do more than just read about statistics… My purpose was simple - to heighten global awareness of the human suffering caused by these evil weapons'. This portrait of Diana walking in a partially cleared minefield made the news worldwide.

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  • Place made and portrayed: Angola (Angola)

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Current affairs

The Labour party - re-branded as New Labour - win a spectacular landslide election and Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. Their electoral campaign promised that 'things can only get better' and that their priorities would be 'education, education, education.' While New Labour's 'third way' centralist approach put off some party traditionalists, it secured the popular vote.
Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed die in a car crash in Paris.

Art and science

J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first of seven fantasy books chronicling the life of Harry and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: learning magic, breaking school rules, romantic entanglements and their struggles against the evil Lord Voldemort.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland announce that they have cloned the first mammal from an adult cell: '6LL3', or Dolly the Sheep.


Governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten hands the island back to China after one hundred and fifty years as a British Colony. Although sovereignty was restored to China, it was agreed that the Island would become a 'Special Administrative Region' under the 'One Country, Two Systems' principle, effectively keeping its capitalist economy and way of life for a period of 50 years.

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