Princes William, Harry visit Princess Diana's memorial garden at Kensington Palace

William and Harry also made an impromptu visit to speak with well-wishers and view the tributes and cards left at the gates of Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana lived from 1981 until her death.

Two decades later, Diana is once again front page news.

Harry, interviewed for an ITV documentary about his mother, said: "There's not a day that William and I don't wish that she was. still around". Diana's children have promised to carry on her charity work and chatted animatedly with their visitors.

People leave tributes outside Kensington Palace on the anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

A team of six gardeners and a number of volunteers spent 18 weeks planting the floral tribute of white roses, white Diana tulips, white hyacinth, forget-me-nots and other favorites of Diana.

William and Harry stopped to look at the heartfelt messages, pictures and flowers left in remembrance of Diana, Princess of Wales at the gates of her former home Kensington Palace.


Diana died in a vehicle crash in Paris in the early hours of August 31, 1997, along with Dodi Fayed, her wealthy Egyptian film producer boyfriend of two months, and a drink-impaired, speeding driver Henri Paul, who was trying to evade paparazzi. The group reflected on Diana's achievements, and the legacy of her work which continues to resonate with so many today. But what many don't know is that Princess Diana knew about their relationship (which began even before they tied the knot) - and she wasn't silent about it either.

William, 35, and Harry, 32, stood looking at photos and floral tributes left for their mother at the Golden Gates of the palace.

Princes William and Harry and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London.

On July 3 - what would have been Diana's 56th birthday - William and Harry held a service of re-dedication at Diana's grave on the island in Round Lake at Althorp, the Spencer family home. "I said in the middle under the HRH on a poster".

"I never met her but I felt like I'd lost someone so close to me ... and I can't explain why I felt like that", she said.
"I've always had the feeling that she preferred pastel colors and clear - white, clear pink, clear blue, then I think that what we have achieved here is suitable".

Perhaps her greatest legacy is her two sons.

  • Tracy Klein