The AP was present to document Diana's final hours on that tragic night in Paris.
The Associated Press initially released this account of Diana's final moments in the French city on September 5, 1997, just a few days after she died.
One of the last sights seen before entering the Pont de l'Alma tunnel at night is the lit Eiffel Tower.
This iron latticework, which glistened like lace against the night sky, was probably one of the last things Princess Diana saw.
The tower's lights are extinguished each night at 1:00 a.m.
On Sunday evening, when rescuers finally succeeded in penetrating the Mercedes' metal top,
We were given a stunning view of the city's other floodlit attractions, including the obelisk at Place de la Concorde, during the short trip from the Ritz Hotel to the tunnel.
The princess, her lover, the driver, and a bodyguard up front were the only people in the vehicle.