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On This Day In History: August 28 Marks The Anniversary Of Prince Charles, Princess Diana's Divorce

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It was the divorce that stunned the world: On this day, 16 years ago, Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced.

Rumors of their split had surfaced as early as 1987, though the royal pair didn't announce their separation until 1992 after 11 years of marriage. On Aug. 28 1996, the couple divorced. Princess Diana died in a car crash one year following the divorce, on August 31, 1997.

Watch the video above for more on their divorce and other historical events that happened on August 28. Then, click through the slideshow below for other royal divorces.

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