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Princess Diana's visit to Birmingham 30 years ago

Diana visits Edward's Trust in Edgbaston October 12 1993, 30 years ago

Diana, Princess of Wales at Edward's Trust in Edgbaston.

Today marks 30 years since Princess Diana visited Birmingham. Nicknamed the People’s Princess, Lady Diana Spencer became part of the Royal family when she married Prince Charles, now King Charles, in 1981. During her life as a Royal, the mum-of-two visited the region on many occasions - as seen in these stunning archive images.

On October 12, 1993, she made a visit to Edward's Trust in Edgbaston which offers support for people going through bereavement and loss. Princess Diana officially opened the centre unveiling a plaque on the wall. Much like the weather this week, it was a wet day in the city when the Princess arrived as pictures show. She wore a stunning pink suit and was hand bunches of flowers by many well wishes.

Diana was 37 when she was killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997 alongside her romantic partner Dodi Fayed. Diana was buried on a small island in the grounds of her ancestral home, Althorp House, in Northampton. But her legacy, visits to the area and the people she met are still remembered today.

This week her eldest son Prince William was in Birmingham with his wife the Princess of Wales. They were in Digbeth to mark World Mental Health Day.

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