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Sunday August 31
Many tabloid newspapers had already splashed stories of Diana's affair with Dodi on the front page. A few, including The Mirror, are forced to publish a second edition when the news of the Princess's death breaks in the early morning.


Monday September 1
The making of a saint begins. Almost every paper fills its front page with the same photo of soldiers carrying the Princess's coffin. All run special tributes to Diana.






Tuesday September 2
As details of the tragedy emerge, so does shock and outrage at the driver, Henri Paul, whose blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. Tabloids and broadsheets alike follow Tony Blair in christening Diana the People's Princess.


Wednesday September 3
Britain's mood swings from sadness to fury at the paparazzi accused of causing the crash. The press begins to analyse celebrity coverage and debate the difference between news and invasion of privacy.






Thursday September 4
The tabloids reprimand the Palace for its silence. The Queen must lead the country in grief, they say. More important, the Royal Family must grasp the opportunity to change.


Friday September 5
The plea for action works. The papers report the Queen's plans for a national address. Other coverage focuses on plans for the funeral.






Saturday September 6
Mother Teresa dies of a heart attack but the story garners little front-page attention. The tabloids focus on Prince William's tribute: "My mother would be so proud."


Sunday September 7
The day of the funeral is a day of reflection for Britain's newspapers. Journalists, pundits and everyday people say a "billion goodbyes" and look to what the future will bring "now that she's gone".