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How William, Kate, and Harry paid tribute to Princess Diana, 20 years after her tragic death

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On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry along with Kate Middleton publicly paid tribute to the late Princess of Wales.

On 31 August 1997 the whole world was devastated to hear that the People’s Princess – which Princess Diana was referred to at the time – died in a car accident in Paris.

The Princess would have turned 56 this year, just a year older than Prince William is now.

Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate paid tribute to the princess on 30 August 2017, a day before the 20th anniversary of her death by taking a tour around the Sunken Garden at Kensington palace which has been dedicated to the Princess.

The White Garden is planted with flowers inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, image and style.

The Guardian reports that the three of them toured around for an hour and went on to examine floral tributes, photographs and candles left by the public on the gates of the palace in honor of Diana.

Kensington Palace tweeted throughout the day saying the visit allowed William and Harry to publicly pay tribute to the life and work of their mother.

William and Harry, respectively, lost their mother at the age of 15 and 12 and rarely spoke about her or what they went through at the time of her death. But, earlier this year, they decided to talk about her in an ITV Documentary called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.

They also spoke to BBC1, with William saying he was devastated when he lost her, but wanted her to be proud of him. “I didn’t want her worried or her legacy – all her hard work, and all the energy and love she put in when we we’re younger – to go to waste.”

William and Harry reportedly chose The White Garden and the commissioning of a new, permanent statue as the two main memorials dedicated to Princess Diana.

Apparently, the statue will be erected on the grounds of Kensington Palace at some time in the future. William and Harry announced the artwork for the statue earlier this year saying that the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the United Kingdom and around the world with a permanent statue.

“Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”