Wil­liam and Harry hon­our their mother at me­mo­rial gar­den 20 years af­ter her death

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LON­DON — Princes Wil­liam and Harry vis­ited a me­mo­rial gar­den ded­i­cated to Princess Diana Wed­nes­day to pay trib­ute to their mother’s char­ity work on the eve of the 20th an­niver­sary of her death.

The roy­als, ac­com­pa­nied by Wil­liam’s wife, the Duchess of Cam­bridge, hud­dled un­der um­brel­las in the pour­ing rain as they strolled through the Sunken Gar­den, which is planted with white flow­ers and ded­i­cated to the princess at her for­mer home, where she once would stroll by and ask the gar­den­ers about their ever-chang­ing dis­plays.

The weeks be­fore the an­niver­sary of Diana’s death have been met with re­flec­tion in Bri­tain as the public remembers “the peo­ple’s princess” and con­sid­ers her con­tri­bu­tions to the coun­try and the monar­chy.

Many brought flow­ers, which the princes gath­ered and laid in front of the gates of Kens­ing­ton Palace.

“I still get up­set, I can’t even watch the funeral, it just brings it all back. It re­ally up­sets us and no, the feel­ings haven’t di­min­ished and she’s too much of an im­por­tant per­son to for­get about,” said Maria Scott, 46, who was among those wait­ing for the princes at the palace gates.

Fans from as far as Aus­tralia have posted home­made signs. One read “Her work car­ries on through her lov­ing sons,” while an­other said, “20 years on and we still miss you.”

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Prince Wil­liam and Prince Harry looked over trib­utes to Princess Diana left at one of the en­trances to Kens­ing­ton Palace to mark the com­ing 20th an­niver­sary of her death.

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