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Ruthin exhibition marks 20th anniversary of Diana's death

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Ruthin exhibition marks 20th anniversary of Diana's death

  • 17 July 2017
  • From the section North East Wales
Princess DianaImage copyright Colin Edwards

A collection of photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales has gone on show in Denbighshire to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.

Amateur photographer Colin Edwards, 75, from Ruthin, took more than 200 pictures of the princess at public events.

She died, aged 36, on 31 August 1997 in a car crash in Paris.

The exhibition of 124 photographs is being held at St Peter's Church, Ruthin, until 29 July.

Image copyright Colin Edwards
Image caption Colin Edwards has spent more than 50 years photographing the Royal Family

Mr Edwards - a retired civil servant who spent much of his spare time capturing pictures of the Royal Family - said: "'I met Diana at many of her walkabouts and became a familiar face.

"I would talk to her about her boys, her charities and her foreign visits; conversation was always very easy with Diana.

"In 1998, the year after her death, I held exhibitions of my photographs of her in several towns and cities and was deeply moved by the reactions of visitors."

Image copyright Colin Edwards
Image caption Mr Edwards released a book of his photographs in 2014
Image copyright Colin Edwards
Image caption "Diana, the people's Princess, will never be forgotten", Mr Edwards said

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