'It has been 20 years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world'
Today marks twenty years since Princess Diana died tragically in a car crash in Paris.
To honour the anniversary, documentaries have been made in her memory, shops have been bringing back iconic fashion looks that she championed back in the day and a new memorial garden has been planted in her former home, filled with white roses and forget-me-nots.
The White Garden has been opened in honour of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace, celebrating her life with memories and classic looks – her white ‘Elvis’ Catherine Walker dress is even said to feature.
This is the fourth Diana memorial in London, with the princess already honoured with the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, the Diana Memorial Walk at St James’s Palace and the Diana Memorial Playground at Kensington Palace.
However the White Garden is set to be one of the most iconic memorials yet, with tributes from the public already being left for Diana at the Kensington Palace gates.
Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the memorial yesterday, a day ahead of the anniversary, where they paid their respects and spoke with representatives from charities that their mother was involved in, including the Leprosy Mission, the National Aids Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
‘The engagement will allow the princes to pay tribute to the life and work of their mother,’ explained a spokesman for Kensington Palace, with rumours that the brothers might be unveiling a tribute to their mother today.
The Princes announced in January that they would be erecting a permanent statue of Princess Diana in the grounds of Kensington Palace later this year but no date has formally been announced.
‘It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue,’ the brothers explained in January. ‘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.’